Last edited 03/01/2024

James Jefferson LISW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of James Jefferson Licensed Independent Social Worker

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. As a human with life experiences and an open mind, I have learned to empathize with other human beings through active listening and using a non-biased approach.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

James Jefferson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice and Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor-In Process. Since 2012, he has provided mental health services to individuals in need. He enjoys working with adults of all ages, including those that are medically vulnerable. James specializes in depression, anxiety, mindfulness, stress, cultural problems, and communication. James earned his Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of South Carolina. He has experience providing different services, gaining knowledge to better address intersectionality, and providing resources. These services include psychiatric hospitalization, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, employee assistance program, workforce development, skilled nursing facilities, psychosocial educational day support program, and state agencies. James utilizes multiple treatment approaches including psychoeducation, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. In life, we can all use some support, whether feeling up or down. James is a well-rounded clinician that utilized a person-centered approach to meet you where you are and provide the support you desire. Let's normalize seeking support and prioritizing our mental wellness.





Borderline Personality Disorder

Coping Skills

General Expertise




Borderline Personality Disorder


Anger management

Gender identity & transgender health

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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

Person-Centered Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Positive Psychology


  • South Carolina, Licensed Independent Social Worker, 15512


Master of Social Work, University of South Carolina

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia, Columbia, SC

Frequently Asked Questions About James Jefferson, LISW

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

Is James Jefferson accepting new clients?

Yes, James Jefferson 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 James Jefferson accept insurance?

Yes, James Jefferson accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does James Jefferson offer?

James Jefferson offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does James Jefferson offer in-person appointments?

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

Does James Jefferson offer online therapy?

Yes, James Jefferson offers online therapy via video sessions to people in South Carolina.

How quickly can I see James Jefferson?

James Jefferson 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 James Jefferson speak?

James Jefferson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with James Jefferson online?

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