My name is Dr. John R. Fowler of Fowler Counseling Center. I am a Licensed Social Worker in practice in Horry County, SC. My office is located at 203 Beaty Street, Conway, SC 29526, minutes from Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. I accept most health insurance policies and my private pay rates are very reasonable. I would like you to feel free to call and chat with me for a few minutes at 843-457-2857 so we can determine whether or not there is a good fit between my clinical skills and helping you solve your issues and concerns. The best way to determine if you would benefit from counseling, is to complete an assessment or an evaluation that usually takes one or two sessions, then sifting through this information, we would work together to set reasonable and practical goals, objectives, and solutions for your specific problems. Should I not feel qualified or the best person to address your individual problems, I will help you find someone who can assist you. I pride myself on high quality clinical skills while at the same time recognizing my limitations and consulting or calling in other professionals when and if it is necessary. I have travelled extensively, having been raised in the Air Force. I was a medic in the United States Army from 1971 to 1973. I hold a Bachelor of General Studies Degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas which I earned in 1976. I then earned a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1978 from the University of Kansas and I obtained my Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1992 from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. This degree is accredited and was one of the earlier efforts in combining traditional classroom studies with online academic work & video-conferencing supervision. I have been continuously in private practice since 1979 while also working at various agencies in mental health treatment, alcohol and drug treatment, and administrative capacities. As I have over 30 years experience in the provision of mental health and alcohol and drug treatment, I have developed a broad array of skills and experiences with many types of mental health and psychiatric and social problems. I have worked in a variety of mental health treatment settings including outpatient, alcohol and drug and mental health services, inpatient psychiatric, inpatient alcohol and drug, day hospital, mental health and alcohol and drug residential care services for substance users. I have extensive experience in both medical and social detox models. Since beginning practice, I have always worked as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and am familiar with many and sundry approaches both psychiatric and counseling with a broad range of presenting problems. Primarily, I have worked with adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. More specifically, I have specialized in treatment of substance use, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders and a very broad range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, family and marital issues, child and adolescent behavior problems, learning disorders including ADHD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. I have worked extensively with the criminal justice system on a number of legal problems including anger control, domestic violence, and substance abuse. I have had extensive experience treating persons suffering from sexual problems including victims and abusers. I have practiced clinical hypnosis for over 30 years, helping people deal with a very broad array of problems that hypnosis has demonstrated effectiveness in treating. I keep current on the latest scientific research as it applies to my practice. I supervise other Social Workers so they may obtain their license. If you are committed to smoking cessation, I can assist you with that. I do a lot of marriage counseling. Give me a call today about how I can assist you in improving your mental health and enjoying a better and richer life!