Kareemah Stepney, LISW-CP

Licensed Social Worker, Clinical Practice

Has your adolescent recently become moody, angry, or depressed, and you are unsure how to best communicate with them?

When you and your adolescent/teen cannot seem to understand each other, it can be frustrating just trying to get on the same page. Working together, I will help your adolescent learn how to process, regulate, and communicate their emotions in a healthy and effective way.

Does your child (4+) struggle with ADD/ADHD or behavioral issues?

As your child’s therapist, I will use a variety of approaches and techniques to assist with your child’s behavioral challenges. Together, we will understand underlying issues that may be a factor of their behavior, and help to strengthen the bond you have with your child.

Is anxiety and the daily stress of life so overwhelming that you just want to give up?

In today’s society, it is not uncommon to feel the daily pressures of life becoming too much to handle. As your therapist, I will provide you with the support and encouragement you need to work through this difficult season. During our time together, we will focus on effective and personalized ways to cope with stress, which will allow you to have a more positive outlook on life and to feel better overall.

I have a passion for helping family’s and individuals grow stronger. Through my experience as a juvenile case manager and a school social worker, I have found that healing an individual is the best place to begin healing families and communities. I received my MSW from Clark Atlanta University in 2009 and have experience in a variety of therapy styles such as CBT, evidence based practice, solution focus, gestalt and family therapy.  In addition to the above, I have conducted outpatient therapy for adolescent and adult individuals with mental health disorders and dual diagnosis’. I am in the process of becoming certified as a Play Therapist, which has been shown to be very effective in helping children work through life struggles and transitions.

I specialize in the following areas:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • ADD/ADHD Counseling
  • Children (4+) Counseling
  • Behavioral Issues

In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today. Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals. Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…

She was very friendly and got my daughter to talk without her even realizing she was talking.

I really enjoy working with Kareemah. She makes me feel relaxed and comfortable about items I would never bring up to anyone else. She is great!

Ms. Stepney makes me feel comfortable talking about my issues. Every session is an eye opening experience.