Marcy Cates, LISW-CP, LSCW

Mental Wellness Education & Coaching

MENTAL  WELLNESS Coaching is available in-person in the Myrtle Beach, SC area.  


Coaching Services via internet available for residences in both South Carolina and California.


My Passion

For  over 35 years I have worked in human services, starting my career as  an Interpreter for Deaf/Hard of Hearing people.  Working with people of all walks of life,  many different cultures, ages and functioning levels has enabled me to grasp that there is a natural response to stress in all of us regardless of where we come from, yet few people have been taught to understand their reactions to stress.  When people have an understanding, they have the power to grow and change into mentally healthy human beings.  

In 1995 I started my career in mental health serving adults and children.  My primary focus was working with people who have survived trauma.  Recently, I decided to redirect my focus after learning that a colleague committed suicide.  I thought, "If a  mental health professional isn't even comfortable seeking help, then how can  we expect the general public to seek help?" This event prompted me to start this website.  The STIGMA of mental illness is the BARRIER to mental wellness.  If you are interested in ideas about removing the stigma with practical solutions, check out "Our Mission" and lets have a conversation.  I would love hear your ideas too!!!

Advanced Training:


  • Certified EMDR Therapist 
  • Short-term Treatments
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy Certified
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Addictions / Compulsive Behaviors