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Family Bridges

Therapeutic Associates LLC
"Bridging the gap between families and the community."


Family Bridges Therapeutic Associates LLC


Counseling Services for Children, Adolescents, Families, and Adults


Melissa Muse, EdD, LPC, LPC-S

Phone  843-240-1782




Angie Dosemagen, MEd, LPC

Phone 843-240-1783



Offices Located at:

635 S Hazard St. Georgetown SC   29440

1801 Legion St. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Fax 1-888-282-6745



Family Bridges was founded in 2001.   The therapists have worked in the counseling field for over 24 years.   Our therapists are licensed by the state and are affiliated with numerous professional organizations.  


Family Bridges specializes in child, adolescent, and family counseling: Trauma, domestic violence, behavioral problems, ADHD, anxiety anger, depression, family relational problems, adoption, and school functioning issues.



Family Bridges uses a cognitive behavioral approach in addressing individual and family needs



Family Bridges accepts insurance to include:



Medicaid HMO’s

Blue Cross/ Blue Shield




Humana/ Tri Care

Self Pay


Other insurance may be accepted, each individual should contact their provider

Our Counselors


Melissa Muse EdD LPC LPC-S

Melissa Muse is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Dr. Muse received her doctorate from NOVA Southeastern University in 2001. She has her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and her undergraduate in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Muse worked in Family Preservation and community mental health and has been practicing for twenty four years with children and families. Dr. Muse has a Cognitive Behavioral Approach and works with sexually abused children, adult survivors of abuse, domestic abuse victims, PTSD and conducts professional trainings when her schedule allows.

Angie Dosemagen MEd LPC

Angie Dosemagen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with her Masters in Education. Mrs. Dosemagen has worked in the mental health field for 17 years with five years working in an inpatient psychiatric facility for troubled teenagers. Mrs. Dosemagen has her Masters degree from the Citadel and her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Dosemagen also worked in community mental health family preservation before helping to open Family Bridges Therapeutic Associates LLC. Mrs. Dosemagen practices the Cognitive Behavioral Approach and works with troubled and disruptive children and adolescents, sexually abused children, family therapy and reunification and preservation.



Other Specialty Services

  • Comprehensive, and Diagnostic Assessments

  • Non-offending Caregiver Therapy for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

  • Adolescent Sex Offender Therapy

  • Treatment for Interpersonal Violence

  • Co Parenting Therapy (Between Two Homes)

  • Parent Training

  • Family Reunification

  • Therapeutic Supervised Visitation

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Consultation

  • Training / Workshops

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

What is DBT?


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a research supported model used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors. DBT has been shown to effectively address borderline personality disorders/ traits.  It utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Approach to identify/ change negative thinking patterns and increase positive behavioral changes. 


Who is eligible for this treatment?

Teenagers or adults with acute difficulties re: affect regulation, interpersonal deficits, and self-harm behaviors. 



What does DBT therapy consist of?

Formal assessments to identify and address risks, negative cognition's, and  problematic behaviors

6-12 months of Individual Psychotherapy

Detailed Behavioral Analysis

Homework/ Skills Practice

Educational Skill Based Group


4 Modules (click model for document)


Distress Tolerance

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Emotion Regulation

Client Forms


  • South Carolina HIPAA Compliance Notice Form

  • Consent for Treatment

  • Insurance Company Authorization Form

  • HIPAA Privacy Form

  • Patient Registration Form

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