Self-care is Important

Charleston Southern University’s Counseling Services office offers professional mental health services in the form of personal counseling from a faith-informed, multicultural perspective. Our counselors are familiar with using nonfaith-based approaches if that is preferred, along with biblical or integrative approaches (Christian theology and psychology). Our goal is always to work with students in a collaborative, goal-oriented counseling approach.

We offer short-term, professional services for a wide range of issues including (but not limited to):

  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns
  • Academic Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress and Time Management

To schedule an appointment: 843-863-8010

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 988

Mobile Crisis: 843-414-2350

Trident 211: 843-744-4357

In-State Online Students or students who cannot make on-campus appointments may request sessions conducted remotely by Zoom.  However, please note that counselors must be licensed in a given state to offer services.  If you are an out-of-state Online student, please refer to the Counseling Resources page for other options for online help or refer to a counselor in your state of residence.

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Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (V.I.T.A.L.) Initiative
The mission of VITAL is to provide world-class healthcare and improve the overall mental health of Veterans, while supporting their successful integration into college and university campuses through:

  • Promotion of positive cohesion between Veterans and the entire learning community through campus and community clinical education and training.
  • Seamless access to VA healthcare services and on-campus clinical counseling.
  • Providing efficient care coordination of all available services.

Please contact Charles West at 843-259-3495 or If you have a military ID, you can also go to the Goose Creek VA Clinic 843-577-5011, x3100 for mental health services.

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.

Internship Opportunities

Counseling Services is excited to offer exceptional learning experiences and clinical supervision for graduate students looking to complete their practicum or internship requirements for their Master’s in a counseling related field. To find out more please contact 843-863-8010, or email the Director, Kim Perkins, at:

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