Welcome to Carolina Coast Behavioral Services, LLC!

We develop and implement unique programs for social, language, academic, self-help, motor, and related skills. 

Rights and Responsibilities


Responsibilities of CCBS

• We will provide trustworthy, reliable, frequent consultation service from a nationally
board certified behavior analyst.

We will provide pre-screened, insured, trained therapists who will fit into your desired
personality profile (if desired, you can meet them before they’re “assigned.”)

You can reach your consultant by phone/email and get a quick response.

Your consultant will try to respect your preferred appointment time; however, s/
he cannot guarantee her availability at these times—and monthly workshops are
necessary even if school or naps are missed for children, or work is missed for a
parent, or if lunch has to be eaten at the workshop! You could always be put on
a “waiting list” for more preferred appointment times.

Your consultant has other trained individuals analyzing and reviewing data, providing
some training, and doing some other work with her, but ultimately the consultants
are personally responsible for reviewing, developing, and maintaining all programs

If you have therapists that also work for other families, they may rarely miss your
therapy for the other client’s workshops, and vice versa. Otherwise, we will try to
give as much notice as possible and make up for or find subs for missed appointments
and tardiness. We will respect your time.

You will be kept informed of progress with progress reports.

Your program will stay updated and current. We will stay knowledgeable about
developments in the field and try to recommend only evidence-based practices.

We will respect your family and ask for your input. We will maintain your
confidentiality. We will try to always be professional.

Your consultant will provide honest feedback about other current programming,
parenting questions, school programs, behaviors, etc…

We will do what she can to make this therapy affordable and reasonable for you.

We will always do our best to maintain the ethical guidelines of the BACB!

But, don’t just take our word for it… see our testimonials!


Responsibilities of the family

You will be asked to provide any necessary materials for the program. A materials
list is provided with the program. Similarly, you need to provide copies of any data

Sometimes you will be asked to allow trainees to observe therapy or attend meetings.
This is necessary for continuing to provide trained ABA therapists.

You will be trained in all programming and asked to assist in generalizing skills to the
natural environment and making them functional.

We will care for your loved one with our very best judgment not only using ABA
techniques but common sense with regard to caregiving and nurturing injuries,
illnesses, etc. We will try to work around your work and other childcare obligations.
However, we cannot babysit siblings or friends, nor can we be depended upon to be
able to stay late or come early or in any other way be your childcare provider. We
cannot transport your family.

You should feel free to convey your wishes, feelings, and feedback about the therapy
and therapists. However, you should understand that only the consultant (i.e., not the
line therapists) are permitted under company policy to make programmatic changes.

Please respect our time. Please try to be on time for any appointments and be ready
to begin. Please give us notice for vacations, holidays, and other missed sessions as
we may be able to serve another client during this time (and our therapists, who may
depend on this job, will lose hours). Please give sufficient notice to meeting changes
as meeting times are challenging to coordinate.

Please know that we are all working for the same goal: to help your child or other
loved one to reach his or her fullest potential!

About our Patients

About our patients…

• Typically developing, Autism/Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, ADHD,

Sensory integration disorder, Oppositional defiant disorder, Intermittent explosive disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X…

• Children, adolescents, and adults with developmental/intellectual/behavioral disabilities

• Children 12 months-adolescence with behavior challenges (typical developing or developmentally delayed)

• Individuals 12 months-adult requiring skill training



For additional information click on the link: Patients' Rights and Responsibilities


Pay Your Bill

CCBS will accept payment in the following forms:

                          • Check sent to: 
                            • P.O. Box 80901 Charleston SC 29416
                          • Credit Card (Amex, Visa, Mastercard)
                          • Venmo payments accepted HERE


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Funding Sources

Funding Sources

Private insurances (through Ryan’s Law): including but not limited to:

• Blue Cross Blue Shield

• BCBS State Health Plan

• Tricare

• Aetna

• United Healthcare

• Babynet

• Cigna

Families’ private funding sources: Walk for Autism, Carolina Children’s Charity

We also will develop reasonable private pay contracts for children whose insurance does not cover ABA or who do not have insurance.



Bills can also be paid via Venmo HERE



We have been working with Carolina Coast Behavioral Services for over four years. The quality and professionalism of the therapists cannot be overstated. Every therapist we have had in our home has been smart, thoughtful, polite and truly interested in our son’s progress.  --Mother of a 7 year old current client diagnosed with PDD-NOS.

 “Shannon Doughty has the confidence and patience to guide children into positive behavior patterns. My therapists have followed [her] example and gained a deep understanding of behavior modification.”--Mother to 2-year-old with autism

 “Clear, concise programs…which influenced [our son’s] quality of life on a daily basis…made it possible for the staff to carry [recommendations] out with consistency and resulted in success for all… readily available… one of the wonderful people in our lives to help us on our road with our very challenged son.”

--Mother to 14-year-old with autism and attentional/behavioral concerns


“Convenient home visits, flexible scheduling, …awesome ABA therapists, and good follow-up with therapists to ensure goals are being met…we appreciate how everything is running so smoothly.”  --Mother to 4-year-old with PDD-NOS


“I believe [Dr. Doughty] only wants what is best for her clients.”  --Mother to 3-year-old with autism


“Excellent training…very professional…would definitely recommend [and] use again.”

--Service coordinator for adults with intellectual disabilities


“One day, [we] would really like to personally explain to your children what you did for [our child].”  --recent correspondence from parents to a [now] 17-year-old, a client from age 4-7


 “Hey, this stuff really works!”

--Yes, a true quote! An email from a parent of a preschooler with behavior problems at school


“I’ve begun to play with [my child] more and his pretending skills have skyrocketed…that is amazing!!! Yay for ABA!!!!   -- An email from a parent of a child with global developmental delays


“[My child] did a great job of sitting and listening at circle time and following directions throughout the day. And best of all, he played with [his friends] the whole time during recess... And … [a child] was crying at some point… [and my son] went over, all on his own, put his arm around her, and said, ‘That's okay; I'll sit beside you.’   I was so proud, I had to share.”  --A parent of a child, a current client, with autism after seeing her son at a typical preschool


My 8-year old son was diagnosed with Sensory integration disorder, depression, and anxiety at age 3; ADHD at age 4; and Asperger’s [Syndrome] at age 7.  [It was] unimaginable for us as parents…That is when we were fortunate enough to find Carolina Coast Behavioral Services.  We have been working with Dr. Doughty and her staff for about 18 months and the progress my child has made is absolutely amazing [he has grown] leaps and bounds and we could have never done it without CCBS.  We are so grateful for our relationship with the company.  The therapists are well trained, consistent and really care about my child, and that is the best part: to finally have someone I can trust with my child and that my child trusts in return...  CCBS has helped us and works with the school to make sure my child is on track and that teachers are well informed about what needs to be done for my child at school in order to be successful…Bottom line, CCBS has made a positive impact on my family’s life; we are now more informed and educated as parents.  It is our privilege to have such a strong and compassionate team on our side.   -–Parent of a current CCBS client with multiple diagnosed disabilities



P.O. Box 80901
Charleston, SC 29416
phone: 843-259-8853; fax: 888-808-4249
email: shannon.doughty@ccbs-sc.com