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Counseling Services

Jenni Schaefer

Body Image Week

Professional Workshop
Body Image Week kicks off February 20 and Charleston Southern University will host a special workshop with guest speaker and author, Jenni Schaefer. The workshop is on Friday, February 24 in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. This free event is designed for mental health professionals and includes lunch and 3 CEUs at no cost (CEUs applicable to professional counselors and social workers only). 


Community Presentation

CSU Counseling Services invites you to join us for a public presentation by Jenni Schaefer on her best-selling book Life Without Ed. This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership with a book signing to follow the presentation. Registration is not necessary and CSU students will receive an alternate chapel credit for attendance.

Counseling Center Hours

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Location: Russell West, 2nd floor
To schedule an appointment call CSU Counseling Services line at 843-863-8010

Charleston Southern University's Counseling Services offers professional mental health services in the form of personal counseling from a perspective which integrates Christian theology and psychology.


We offer professional services for a wide range of issues including (but not limited to):

  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns
  • Academic Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress and Time Management

New service for Veteran Students

Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (V.I.T.A.L) Initiative
The mission of VITAL is to provide world-class healthcare and improve the overall mental health of Veterans, while supporting their successful integration into college and university campuses through:

  • Promotion of positive cohesion between Veterans and the entire learning community through campus and community clinical education and training.
  • Seamless access to VA healthcare services and on-campus clinical counseling.
  • Providing efficient care coordination of all available services.



If you and/or another person are in danger, call 911 immediately. If you are on campus and need immediate assistance, please call Campus Security (ext. 2020 from a campus phone or 843-553-5896 from any other phone.


To speak with someone about getting help or for information about mental health and community resources, please call Trident United Way’s 2-1-1  Hotline or 843-744-HELP (4357) from a mobile phone.