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Counseling the way Grandma would do it...

With empathy, encouragement, and a nudge.


Grab a rocking chair and a tea and let’s talk

At Front Porch we want to provide you a safe and comfortable place to address life’s uncomfortable issues. We want to give you the tools so that you can build the life that you want. We look forward to helping you work through those areas of concern.


A few interventions that we use

Front Porch takes on counseling from a holistic approach. That means that we will use several techniques or resources to be sure that our clients needs are being met from multiple perspectives. Below are a few of the approaches that we utilize.


This is about being present in daily life. Mindfulness has you not focus on the past or worry about the future, but to be fully focused on what is happening now. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is an evidence-based style of therapy that is widely used among many counselors. It focuses on how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing helps you resolve thoughts and feelings to find the internal motivation to change. Recognizing how difficult it can be to create change in your life, this is an empathetic and short-term process that will practically help you discover that motivation.


As certified providers we can use this assessment tool to counsel couples. The P-E mission is “to equip marriage champions, couples, and families with evidence-based skills and insights to foster healthy relationships.”

Information on Prepare-Enrich


I want to thank you so much for being there for me on the sad day…I don’t know what I would have done without your support

Female Client, 60s

Thank you for  all that you do for our clients!

Case Manager

 Thank you so much for activly listening to my concerns – I felt so much better after our session.

Female Client, 50s

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Looking for online therapy?

Melissa C Wood, LPC provides online therapy through Talkspace. This is a site that allows private pay for counseling that is mostly done through texting, but also offers voice and video sessions. If you are a resident of South Carolina or somewhere outside of the USA, Melissa can provide this service for you.


Our Staff

Melissa Wood, MA, LPC

Senior Counselor

A Licensed Professional Counselor providing mental health services for adults and adolescents whether you are an individual or a couple. She understands the challenges individuals, families, and couples face daily, and is dedicated to helping you overcome those challenges. She uses an integrative approach that best fits your individual needs, ranging from cognitive behavioral techniques to faith-based counseling.

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