Last edited 03/01/2024

Howard Malpass LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Howard Malpass Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Howard Malpass is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Supervisor (LPC-S), and Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) who has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field. Howard's initial 5 years of counseling were as a substance abuse counselor in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from the military, he worked within the substance use disorder and behavioral health fields as a counselor and clinical supervisor. Howard has worked with adolescents in a children's home environment (using mainly experiential therapy); worked with individuals, couples, and families; led Women's Intensive Outpatient AOD groups, multi-family groups, Life Skills groups, Mens' Sexual Addiction groups (in a Christian setting), aftercare groups, and many more. Howard completed his Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling at Webster University. He is trained in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), rational behavior therapy, family systems therapy, experiential therapy, person-centered therapy, modified-interpersonal group therapy, and more. Howard utilizes a strength-based perspective, collaborating with clients to find out what works best for them, allowing them to decide how they want to proceed, and supporting them in the process. All of his clients are ideal clients because he realizes that we are all humans with issues and needs. Howard is willing to work with any client with any need, but realizes his limitations and refers clients elsewhere before attempting to counsel them outside of his clinical experience. Howard operates from a holistic perspective, recognizing that there is more to a person than just mental, emotional, and physical components. He also understands that behaviors are forms of communication and symptoms of deeper, underlying issues. Howard s ability to use experiential techniques creates a unique environment that enables clients to engage in more than just "talk" therapy to help get to the "root" of those issues, so that they can learn and practice new life skills to assist them in their personal growth and healing. His use of motivational interviewing integrated with different therapeutic approaches, enhances the therapeutic relationship process, helping clients to move forward faster as they feel more invested in the process. Howard seeks to meet clients where they are at and walk with them to assist with navigating through the ups and downs of their life journey. We all struggle at times as we journey through life. Our struggles often tend to isolate us from those who love and care about us, leading us into deeper levels of isolation and despair. Counseling can help to restore our sense of self and our supportive relationships. It reminds us that we are not alone and have intrinsic value that contributes to our wholeness, as well as the wholeness of society. Howard s hope and desire is to be one of the links that reconnect you to your whole self and those you need in your life to support you in being the best "you" you can be. You are worth it!





Behavioral Issues

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Anger management

Divorce & separation

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Existential Therapy


  • South Carolina, Licensed Professional Counselor, 3982


Master of Arts in Counseling, Webster University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia, Columbia, SC

Frequently Asked Questions About Howard Malpass, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Howard Malpass, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Howard Malpass accepting new clients?

Yes, Howard Malpass is accepting new clients for online therapy in South Carolina and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia, 113 Executive Pointe Blvd Suite 104, Columbia, SC, 29210.

Does Howard Malpass accept insurance?

Yes, Howard Malpass accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Howard Malpass offer?

Howard Malpass offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Howard Malpass offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Howard Malpass offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia, 113 Executive Pointe Blvd Suite 104, Columbia, SC, 29210.

Does Howard Malpass offer online therapy?

Yes, Howard Malpass offers online therapy via video sessions to people in South Carolina.

How quickly can I see Howard Malpass?

Howard Malpass typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Howard Malpass speak?

Howard Malpass conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Howard Malpass online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Howard Malpass online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.