Just the Facts
Counseling Services are free of charge. The only students who pay any fees at all are those who are judicially referred for education or assessment due to drug and alcohol violations. Students who voluntarily seek those same alcohol and drug services are not charged.
Is It Safe?
The staff of Counseling Services is committed to valuing ALL individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, etc. All students are welcome, respected, and appreciated.
Is It Confidential?
Counselors maintain confidentiality within legal limits. Individuals outside of the immediate staff are not even allowed to know that a student is participating in counseling unless that student gives written permission. Confidentiality is only broken to report child abuse (or abuse of other dependent individuals), prevent suicide or homicide, or to respond to a court order. Counselors do not communicate clinical information via e-mail as it is not considered a confidential, secure form of communication.
Where Is It?
Counseling Services is located in the Student Health/Counseling Building at 251 University Boulevard across from Baxley Hall. Outreach/Educational programs can be found all over campus.
How Do I Get It?
Counseling begins with a brief First Contact appointment where information is exchanged between counselor and student. Decisions are made during that session about what services and what counselor will best meet the student's needs. For those who are unsure about whether counseling is right for them, First Contact is a great opportunity to check it out without committing to on-going treatment.
During Fall and Spring semesters, students can be seen for a First Contact during the Walk-In Clinic which takes place during the following hours:
- Monday: 12:30-3 p.m.
- Tuesday: 12:30-3 p.m.
- Wednesday: 12:3-3 p.m.
- Thursday: 12:30-3 p.m.
- Friday: 12:30-3 p.m.
During Summer semesters, students can call Counseling Services at 843-349-2305 to schedule a First Contact appointment.
How Much Can I Get?
Counseling Services has no session limits but most students accomplish their goals within 5-6 sessions. Psychiatric services are generally limited to 3-4 sessions.