Mental Health and Counseling Resources

We're here to help. Here are links to self-help resources that you might find useful. If you can’t find what you need, send Counseling Services an email or call us at 864-503-5195.

Please remember that self-help resources should not be considered a replacement for consultation with a professional counselor.

Mental Health Screenings

Online screening tools to help you assess yourself in the following areas: Depression, Anxiety, Academic Distress, Eating Concerns, Frustration, Family Distress, and Alcohol Use.

Mental Health Screenings

Sharpen UP

USC Upstate’s sharpenUP app provides information on coping skills, mindfulness, resiliency and other information regarding mental health concerns. 


Community Resource Guide

Community Resource Guide PDF Document Download

The following list reflects the Upstate Community. It is not an exhaustive list; for additional resources, please review Carolina Center for Behavioral Health's resource list. You can also consult with a counselor on the best possible resource for your given situation.

Counseling Services is located in Sansbury Campus Life Center (CLC) 224 and can be contacted by calling 864-503-5195.

  • Welcome Prospective Interns!

    Elizabeth C. Jodoin, 
    Ph.D., LPC (SC & GA), LPCS (NC), BC-TMH
    Director of Counseling Services

    Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of the University of South Carolina Upstate Counseling Center. There is detailed information about our counseling center on these pages. Below is additional information about our internship opportunity. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

     Apply Now

    Required Time Commitment

    The USC Upstate Counseling Center serves as an advanced placement site for Interns. Our counseling internship requires a commitment to one year of training. The Internship runs August 15 – May 15. We do not accept part-time interns.

    Requirement for Acceptance

    To be considered for this internship, candidates must be graduate students in good standing in a counseling or marriage and family therapy program. Candidates must have completed their practicum or equivalent and be certified as ready for internship training by the director of clinical training of their clinical program. Applications must be submitted by March 15 to be considered to begin the internship in August.

    Training Goals and Objectives

    The major goals of an internship with Counseling Services are:

    1. To enable interns to develop sufficient knowledge and skill in broad aspects of counseling within a university counseling center setting.
    2. To prepare interns to deliver professional services to clients in a manner that shows dedication to applicable ethical, professional practice and legal standards.
    3. To prepare interns for the practice of professional counseling in a manner consistent with the code of ethics that governs licensure (ACA, AAMFT, NBCC, NASW, State of South Carolina).

    Organization of Intern Training and Supervision

    Interns will be assigned clients to conduct initial assessments and follow up consultation under the constant supervision of the internship coordinator and/or other qualified staff. Each intern is expected to carry a caseload of 10-12 sessions per week. Interns will be required to video record every session. Interns will receive a minimum of one hour of individual weekly supervision. Interns are expected to attend staff meetings and weekly case consultations. The opportunity to co-facilitate therapeutic groups is also available. This is an unpaid internship experience.

    Internship Orientation

    During the first 3 days of the internship experience, interns with be orientated to the clinic’s policies and procedures.

    Assessment of Interns Progress

    In addition to any documents provided by the Intern’s program, Intern knowledge and competence will be assessed on an ongoing basis through a variety of methods, including review of video recorded therapy sessions, detailed reviews of the intern’s written progress notes as well as formal and informal feedback during supervision.

  • Community Resources

    AIDS, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Information: 1-800-322-2437

    Al-Anon: 864-235-4638
    Support group for family members affected by the disease of alcoholism -

    Alcoholics Anonymous: 864-585-1930
    Please use the following link to locate your region in order to identify meetings -

    Brain Injury Association of SC: 803-731-9823

    Carolina Pregnancy Center, Spartanburg, SC: 864-582-4673 -

    Carolina Center for Behavioral Health: 864-235-2335 
    Provides in-patient and intensive outpatient services for persons with emotional and psychological problems. Also provides in-patient treatment for those with drug and alcohol related problems.-

    Children’s Advocacy Center, Spartanburg, SC: 864-515-9922 
    The center provides treatment services for children who have been abused. -

    Compass of Carolina, Greenville, SC: 1-800-203-9692 
    Provides variety of counseling services -

    Greater Spartanburg Ministries: 864-585-9371 
    Provides emergency food and emergency financial assistance for power and heat bills. Student will need to bring I.D. and income information to document need -

    Health Department, 151 E. Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC: 864-596-3305 
    Provides array of health related services including family planning, HIV/STD testing, WIC program, and immunizations.

    Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-407-7195

    Safe Harbor, Greenville, SC – Rape Crisis Coalition: 864-467-3633 -

    Safe Homes, Spartanburg, SC – Rape Crisis Coalition: 1-800-273-5066 or 864-583-9803 -

    St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic, Spartanburg, SC: 864-542-2273 x15 to apply. Services are available to Spartanburg County residents who have no health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare.

    Salvation Army, Spartanburg, SC: 864-576-6670 
    Provides financial assistance and social services -

    Serenity Place, Greenville, SC: 864-467-3751
    Residential, long term (more than 30 days) drug treatment program for pregnant women and women with children.

    South Carolina Consumer Credit Counseling: 1-800-769-3571 
    Provides budget counseling, debt repayment services, and a variety of additional money-related services. Sliding fee scale.

    South Carolina Legal Services: 1-888-346-5592 -

    South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department, Spartanburg, SC: 864-585-3693 -

    Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center: 864-585-0366 
    Provides diagnosis and treatment of persons with emotional and psychiatric illness -

    Spartanburg County Department of Social Services: 864-596-3001 -

    Spartanburg County First Steps: 864-327-4900 
    Available to Spartanburg County residents who need quality daycare. Parenting training and referral also provided.

    Spartanburg Housing Authority: 864-598-6000 -

    The Forrester Center: 864-582-7588 
    Provides outpatient drug and alcohol counseling and prevention services -

    Veteran’s Center, Greenville, SC: 864-271-2711 -

    Westgate Family Therapy Training Institute: 864-583-1010 
    Provides marriage and family counseling -

    National Resources

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 -

    The Jed Foundation -

    The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 
    A national confidential crisis intervention hotline for LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24 years old). Text and online chat options available -