Trident Health System
February 20, 2024

M.B. Ellur, MD, FAPA, medical director, Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness

Live Oak Mental Health Therapy Center – Charleston Opens Monday, February 26, 2024

Charleston, SC – Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness, Trident Medical Center’s freestanding behavioral health hospital, will open its first satellite clinic on Monday, February 26, 2024. The office is located at 40 Calhoun Street, Suite 230, Charleston, SC 29401. The center will provide intensive outpatient therapy.

The medical director of Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness M.B. Ellur, MD, FAPA, says, “The response to the opening of Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness has surpassed our expectations. As a result, and at the request of our mental health partners serving families in Charleston’s peninsula, we are looking forward to opening Live Oak Mental Health Therapy Center – Charleston.”

The new center will provide intensive outpatient group therapy on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. The therapy program is geared toward individuals struggling with issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Shame
  • Trauma

Melissa Camp, LPC, serves as the director of clinical operations for Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness. She says, “It’s true that mental health care is health care. Through the work of our physicians and clinicians, and the relationships they develop with our patients, we witness everyday lives that are changed and we celebrate with patients who are now able to work and support themselves.”

Benefits of group therapy include:

  • Decreases anxiety and depression
  • Decreases isolation
  • Personal growth
  • Increased stability
  • Improved self-esteem/self-image
  • Increased ability to problem-solve and set up goals

Dr. Ellur adds, “It’s important that we continue expanding access to much needed mental health services throughout South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Care close to home has proved to be a model that encourages people to seek help.”

For more information, or for an assessment, call (843) 797-4245 or go to Live Oak Mental Wellness.