Counseling Services

Supporting personal, educational, and career goals

In an effort to encourage retention, graduation, and lifelong success, Counseling Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate works to support personal, educational, and career goals. We promote holistic health and education by validating personal identities, promoting positive self-concepts, and encourage healthy choices and habits. To achieve this, Counseling Services offers a confidential environment where students are empowered to explore options and make choices that positively affect their short-term and long-term fulfillment.

Services for Students

Crisis Services



Testing and Evaluation Services

Educational Workshops

Question, Persuade and Refer

Mental Health First Aid

Contact Counseling Services


Counseling Services offers students confidential support through:

  • Individual and Couples Counseling
    To help students deal with an array of personal and interpersonal issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues.

  • Distance Counseling
    Distance Counseling is available to all currently enrolled USC Upstate students and students who are enrolled in the USC Upstate Palmetto College Distance Counseling is a counseling session with a trained and certified counselor that is conducted over a private and secure web-based method.  To utilize this service, you will need access to a device with a webcam and a microphone. If you are interested in obtaining Distance Counseling or for more information
    , please call us at 864-503-5195.

  • Group Counseling
    A group environment where students may gain support and understanding from peers.

  • Crisis Intervention
    To offer students with urgent emotional distress immediate assistance.

  • Psychiatric Services
    To support students who may benefit from medication management.


In addition, Counseling Services provides educational workshops on a wide range of topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Stress Management 
  • Test Anxiety
  • Time Management
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Grief and Loss

You can contact Counseling Services between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please call us at 864-503-5195. Our offices are located on the second floor of the Sansbury Campus Life Center (CLC), Suite 224.

*Please note that individuals who do not show for their scheduled counseling, psychiatry or testing appointment will be charged a $25 fee. This fee must be paid prior to scheduling your next appointment. Fees may be paid online.