Mary Jo McInerny, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Are you feeling anxious or depressed because of a life transition?

During times of stress and transition, it is easy to lose faith in your skills and abilities. Working together, you will build strength and courage and find that times of change can be an opportunity for a new beginning.

Has a crisis or major loss taken a toll on your mental and/or emotional well-being?

After experiencing a crisis or major loss, moving forward can seem impossible. As your therapist, I will work with you to process the negative effects that come with these trials, and empower you to regain control in your life.

Does life seem more complicated than you can handle on your own?

When life gets overwhelming, it can be difficult to sort through what you are feeling and figure out what changes need to be made. I will help you to discover resilience and learn new and effective coping skills.

For over 30 years, I have helped schools, clinics, and the Department of Juvenile Justice. I also have experience as a Supreme Court Certified Divorce and Family Mediator. After receiving my bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, I received my master’s degree in Counseling from Rollins College. I also pursued advanced education from The Citadel’s counseling program.

I enjoy helping adults (25-70) with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • Cigna
  • 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 answer your questions and get you scheduled.  Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


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

I have ended each session with an AHA! She is the best at helping me to see an issue that I never thought of. Our sessions are excellent.

Mary Jo is very easy to talk with, listens well, and responds to emotions with empathy.