The purpose of Counseling Services at College is to offer short-term counseling support to students in a confidential and professional environment. The goal of counseling support is to optimize student success through maintaining healthy relationships, improving academic performance, and addressing psychological and emotional needs.
All students are treated with dignity and respect. Information shared during a counseling session is treated with respect and is protected by the professional ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The only exceptions to this confidentiality policy are as follows:
- A counselor may consult with a colleague to plan and coordinate care.
- If you are likely to physically harm another person, the counselor has a duty to warn that person and/or authorities.
- If you are likely to physically harm yourself, the counselor must take steps to protect you and possibly contact others on your behalf.
- If you disclose information about abuse or neglect of a juvenile or disabled adult, the counselor is required by state law to report this to the Department of Social Services.
- Counselors must testify or provide counseling records as part of a judicial proceeding if ordered to do so by a judge.
Counseling Services provides personal counseling for all students experiencing personal, academic, and emotional concerns. These services are intended to assess student’s well-being and to help students create and make satisfying career and life choices. We are dedicated to helping our students by providing a wide spectrum of services.
Our staff is available to assist with a variety of services:
- Individual Counseling
- Group Therapy
- College Adjustment
- Mental Health
- Academic Challenges
- Crisis Intervention
Referrals to Off-Campus Services
Counseling Services will recommend off-campus referral process for concerns that warrant a more long-term counseling relationship.
Counselors who offer personal counseling services hold a Master’s Degree in a human service field such as Counseling or Social Work.
After-Hours Emergency Support
If this is an after-hours emergency contact your local police department at 911 or our National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for assistance at 1-800-273-8255.
Please call or visit Counseling & Support Services to schedule an appointment at (803) 909-8173.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bevelyn Hicks, Director of Counseling & Support Services
Phone: (803) 909-8173