Counseling Services Staff


Joanne Jemsek, MA, LPC, NCC
Director of Counseling Services

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Joanne Jemsek has a passion for helping students. She worked with middle school and high school youth for eight years in a ministry setting before moving to Charleston in 2010 to complete her final counseling internship at the MUSC Institute of Psychiatry. She has served as an Adjunct Professor for several psychology courses at CSU. Her interests and range of experience working with clients include: substance abuse and addiction, family/relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management and helping young women foster a healthy self-image. Ms. Jemsek's desire is to help students move through difficult experiences and grow toward physical, emotional and spiritual health. She holds a Master's degree in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is a S.C. Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.


Wesley Senn, MA, LPC, NCC
Assistant Director of Counseling Services
Wesley Senn holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Columbia International University. Wesley is a S.C. Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Wesley completed an internship at the Spartanburg County Mental Health Center and has worked as a Registered Pharmacy Technician. Wesley has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Abnormal Psychology at CSU. Wesley’s interests and experience include working
with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, family and relationship
issues, identity and self-esteem issues, spiritual concerns and substance use/abuse.


Brittany Bryant, LMSW
Part-Time Clinical Counselor
Brittany holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical social work and leadership from the University of Tennessee. Brittany is a licensed social worker and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina’s MSW program. Brittany completed her undergraduate course work at the College of Charleston and obtained a bachelors degree in Psychology. Her current interest and experience includes working with victims and survivors of trauma, grief and loss, as well as body image and self-esteem.


Barbara C. Mead, MEd, LPC
Part-Time Counselor
Barbara Mead is associate dean for student development and director of international services. She holds a master of education degree from The Citadel and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has received additional training in crisis intervention and is a member of NOVA's National Crisis Response Team.


CSU Counseling Services also serves as a training site for graduate students in counseling programs. 

Jamie Rickard
Jamie Rickard is a graduate student at Liberty University where he is pursuing his Master's Degree in Professional Counseling. Originally from West Virginia, he received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State University. He previously worked as a West Virginia State Trooper where he developed a passion for early intervention to keep adolescents and students out of the criminal justice system. He has a heart for helping adolescents and young adults through difficult struggles in their life. Jamie is married to his amazing wife and they have a beautiful one year old son.


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). 



Trident United Way 2-1-1

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.