The Family Counseling Center of Anderson


The Family Counseling Center of Anderson (FCC) is a community-based mental health counseling program, and is open to the public.  FCC fulfills the counseling needs of children, adults, and families throughout Anderson and surrounding counties. For more than forty years, FCC has provided therapeutic and intervention services to children, adolescents and families with behavioral and emotional challenges.  All clinicians are licensed to practice independently in South Carolina. Licensed staff members include Licensed Independent Social Workers-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).  Masters-level interns are also available to provide quality services at a reduced rate.  FCC provides affordable and accessible to all at reasonable rates.  Medicaid and most major insurances are accepted for non-group services.  FCC is a United Way funded program.

Download our brochure here:  FCC New Brochure 2017

Download more information here:  FCC One Page Handout

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Services Include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Services
  • Therapeutic Services for Victims
  • Trauma Response
  • Psychological Assessments
  • EAP Services
  • Parenting Classes
  • Group Counseling Specialties
    • Striving to End Abusive Relationships
    • Practicing Anger Control Effectively
    • Parenting Classes
    • Teen Groups (beginning Spring 2017)

Family Counseling Center of Anderson – Phone Number – 864-225-6266   *   Fax Number – 864-965-0038

The Family Counseling Center of Anderson and Empowering Families are located in the Seabrook Building at 410 East Shockley Ferry Road in Anderson, South Carolina.  GoogleMap  This is less than one mile from the intersection of Shockley Ferry Road and South Main Street.

Group Counseling Specialties

Practicing Anger Control Effectively (PACE)

  • PACE is a 16-week course designed to help you learn to cope with anger in your everyday life.  The fee is $35 for an initial assessment and $25 for each session, to be paid in cash at the time of service.
  • Group topics include:
    • Identifying your anger cycle
    • Recognizing external and internal signs of anger
    • Recognizing your degrees of anger
    • Solving problems without anger
    • Observing roadblocks to making good decisions
    • Understanding beliefs that fuel your anger
    • Taking ownership of the consequences of anger
    • Creating a plan for non-violence
    • Developing active listening and communication skills
    • Understanding the effects of drugs and alcohol in relation to anger
    • Identifying legal and social consequences of anger
    • Asserting yourself and avoiding aggression
    • Using anger as a healthy emotion

Striving to End Abusive Relationships (STEAR)

  • STEAR is a 26-week long program that focuses on relationship violence and forming healthy relationships.  The fee is $35 for an initial assessment and $25 for each session, to be paid in cash at the time of service.
  • Group topics include:
    • The effect of domestic violence on children
    • Healthy parenting
    • Effective communication techniques
    • Navigating the legal system and social services
    • Coping with feelings that cause anger
    • Effective control of anger
    • Taking ownership of behavior and consequences
    • Navigating dating and starting new relationships
    • Maintaining safety when leaving an unhealthy or abusive relationship
    • Tools for repairing an unhealthy relationship
    • Identifying a pattern of abuse
    • Conflict resolution

Parenting Classes – FCC Step Parenting

  • Parenting classes are offered in an 8-week program designed to help parents and caregivers learn more about raising their children.  These classes utilize the STEP curriculum; Systematic Training for Effective Parenting.  The cost is $15 per session to be paid in cash at the time of service. 
  • Topics include:
    • * Understand the developmental age of your child
    • * Understand yourself and your child
    • * Understand beliefs and feelings
    • * Encourage your child and yourself
    • * Listen and Talk to your child
    • * Help children learn to cooperate
    • * Discipline that makes sense
    • * Choose your approach