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Providing high-quality ABA services to unique children for over 15 years

Carolina Coast Behavioral Services (CCBS) is a South Carolina LLC started by Shannon S. Doughty PhD, BCBA-D (doctorate-level board certified behavior analyst), in 2005. Our mission is to serve children, adolescents, and families with the best possible care with a focus on ABA (applied behavior analysis) therapy. We strive to use evidence-based practices and help children to reach their fullest potential by gaining practical life and communicative skills and developing and extending healthy social relationships as a result.


Dr. Shannon Doughty, Ph.D, BCBA-D

Owner / Executive Director 

Dr. Shannon Doughty got her start in behavior analysis in 1998 as a line therapist in Pennsylvania after having graduated with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. Instantly falling in love with the clients and being immediately drawn to the practice of ABA, she pursued further education, earning a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Psychology (specialization in behavior analysis) from the ABAI accredited West Virginia University...


We provide ABA services in-home, in-clinic, and in-school

What is ABA?

ABA is the study of socially-relevant behavior in the natural environment. Professionals use ABA techniques to increase desirable behavior and decrease undesirable behavior in the home, school, workplace, and in other social environments.

CCBS In the News!

Check us out in Lowcountry Parent Magazine!


Parents Recommend

Mother of a 7 year old patient

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 to a 14 year old patient

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

Parent of a past


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...

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