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.
USC Upstate’s sharpenUP app provides information on coping skills, mindfulness, resiliency and other information regarding mental health concerns.
Community Resource Guide
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.
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:
- To enable interns to develop sufficient knowledge and skill in broad aspects of counseling within a university counseling center setting.
- To prepare interns to deliver professional services to clients in a manner that shows dedication to applicable ethical, professional practice and legal standards.
- 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.
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.
AIDS, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Information: 1-800-322-2437
Support group for family members affected by the disease of alcoholism - www.al-anon-sc.org
Alcoholics Anonymous: 864-585-1930
Please use the following link to locate your region in order to identify meetings - www.area62.org
Brain Injury Association of SC: 803-731-9823
Carolina Pregnancy Center, Spartanburg, SC: 864-582-4673 - carolinapregnancy.org
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.- www.thecarolinacenter.com
Children’s Advocacy Center, Spartanburg, SC: 864-515-9922
The center provides treatment services for children who have been abused. - www.cacsp.org
Compass of Carolina, Greenville, SC: 1-800-203-9692
Provides variety of counseling services - www.compassofcarolina.org
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 - www.greaterspartanburgministries.org
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 - safeharborsc.org
Safe Homes, Spartanburg, SC – Rape Crisis Coalition: 1-800-273-5066 or 864-583-9803 - shrcc.org
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 - www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/spartanburg/
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 - www.sclegal.org
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department, Spartanburg, SC: 864-585-3693 - scvrd.net
Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center: 864-585-0366
Provides diagnosis and treatment of persons with emotional and psychiatric illness - www.sparmhc.org
Spartanburg County Department of Social Services: 864-596-3001 - dss.sc.gov/contact/spartanburg
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 - www.shasc.org
The Forrester Center: 864-582-7588
Provides outpatient drug and alcohol counseling and prevention services - www.theforrestercenter.org
Veteran’s Center, Greenville, SC: 864-271-2711 - www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=410
Westgate Family Therapy Training Institute: 864-583-1010
Provides marriage and family counseling - westgatefti.org
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 - suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Jed Foundation - www.jedfoundation.org
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 - www.thetrevorproject.org