Counseling Services Staff


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.


Joanne Jemsek, MA, LPC
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.


Wesley Senn, MA, LPCI
Clinical Counselor
As an intern in the counseling center at CSU during the 2012-2013 year, Wesley Senn discovered his passion and calling for serving college students by providing counseling services. His interests and experience include working with those who struggle with: anxiety, depression, family/relationship issues, sexual identity issues, spiritual concerns and substance use/abuse. He also enjoys preventative, exploratory and self-improvement counseling. Mr. Senn received his master of arts degree in counseling from Columbia International University and is a S.C. Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. He holds a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of South Carolina Upstate and completed an internship at the Spartanburg County Mental Health Center. He has also worked as a pharmacy technician.


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.


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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.