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Counseling Services


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


We offer professional mental health services in the form of personal counseling from a perspective which integrates Christian theology and psychology, using interventions in line with current research while also attending to client matters of faith in an ethical manner. Counseling is offered for a wide range of issues such as Anger Management, Anxiety and Depression, Academic Problems, Career Development, Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution, Depression and Loneliness, Relationship Issues, Stress and Time Management.

How do I make an appointment?

Are there any groups? Stop by Counseling Services on the 2nd floor of Russell West or call the CSU Counseling Line at 843-863-8010 and speak with a receptionist to set up an appointment.

CSU Counseling Services offers groups on an as-needed basis. Some groups we have offered include body image, self-esteem and substance abuse support groups. Please contact the counseling center at 843-863-8010 for more information or to join a group.

What services are provided?

We offer professional mental health services in the form of personal counseling for a wide range of issues.

How much does it cost?

Counseling services are offered to all CSU students free of charge. Counseling service consultations are available to CSU faculty and staff, including assistance to off-campus referrals.

What about counselor qualifications? 

Our counselors are master’s level graduates of regionally accredited professional counselor and/or counselor education programs, have completed extensive counseling internships and are certified as mental health practitioners. They also frequently attend professional conferences and workshops to remain up-to-date with the latest advances in mental health. The counseling center also operates as a training site for counseling interns in graduate school. Each intern is supervised on a weekly basis to ensure the services being offered are appropriate and within the scope of the interns’ competency while in graduate school and under supervision.

Outside Referrals

Because of limited resources, clients with problems requiring long-term counseling may need to be referred to an off-campus professional. Also, if a CSU counselor determines that a client's needs exceed his or her ability to provide adequate services, we have an ethical responsibility to refer the student to another counselor. While CSU does not endorse or recommend any one particular counselor, we do maintain a list of local counselors who are qualified to meet your needs. However, the cost of off-campus counseling is strictly the responsibility of the student.

Counseling Center 
Office Hours 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday

Questions? Contact Us


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Trident United Way 2-1-1

To simply talk with someone about getting help in general and for information about mental health and community resources, anytime day or night, please call Trident United Way’s 2-1-1  Hotline or 843-744-HELP (4357) from a cell phone.



Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, call CSU Counseling Services line at: 843-863-8010.

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