Frank C. Budd

Clinical Counselor

P843-863-7194 /


Counseling Psychology (PhD)
Diploma in Counseling Psychology
Licensed Counseling Psychologist in SC

Frank Budd

Dr. Frank Budd has over 35 years experience as a counseling psychologist, including 10 years in higher education, and 24 years in the United States Air Force. He has experience in outpatient mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric units, and substance abuse treatment facilities. He has provided guidance and counseling to over 35,000 people over his career. His expertise includes: Christian counseling, marital counseling, trusted confidant to business leaders, adults from chaotic/abusive families, grief support, adults with ADHD, and assisting people negotiating life/career transitions. Before joining the CSU family he served as Director, Counseling and Substance Abuse Services for eight years at the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. During this time he supervised 10 staff, who provided counseling services to 12% (over 1,200 students) of the campus each year, and oversaw one of the largest Master’s level clinical internship/practicum training programs in the tri-county area. He also helped start a successful psychiatry residency program in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina, providing 2-4 psychiatry residents to the college each semester. Prior to working in higher education he served in the United States Air Force for 24 years and retired at the rank of Colonel. While in the USAF, Budd was the director of six counseling centers across the country and overseas, including leading the second largest counseling center in the USAF with 50 staff, and 5 departments including a joint-venture DoD/VA inpatient psychiatric unit.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

My calling is to help students see themselves as Christ sees them through one on one counseling, and CSU provides the best possible place to do that.

Dr. Frank Budd

- 2016, Executive Vice President for Student Affairs Outstanding Arrive Award. College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.
- 2008, “Team of the Year, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA.” First time the Mental Health Flight had ever received this honor. David Grant is the second largest medical facility in the USAF.
- 2008 “Outstanding” rating during the Health Services Inspection (HSI) and Joint Commission Inspection of David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA. Mental Health Flight received highest ratings on 11 of 13 inspectable areas.
- 2007 “RHR International Award for Excellence in Consultation” from the American Psych. Assoc Div 13. First USAF recipient. 2007 Charles S. Gersoni Award for Distinguished Contribution to Military Psychology, presented
by the Society of Military Psychology (Division 19) of the American Psychological Association.
- 2005 American Psychological Association, Division 18 – Public Service, “Special Achievement Award.”
- 2005 Albuquerque-Santa Fe Federal Executive Board Public Service Recognition Award
- 2003 American Psychological Association “Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Sector” by the Board of Professional Affairs; First military Psychologist to win this award
- 2002 Award for Continued Exemplary Contributions to Psychology, SC Psych. Assoc.
- 2002, Selected as first-ever Psychology Consultant to the Air Mobility Command Surgeon General. 2001 APA, “Presidential Citation” in recognition of work in prevention and community education as psychologist to the Air Force community. First Air Force psychologist recipient 2000 Outstanding Career Contribution to Air Force Psychology (First Recipient) from Society of Air Force Clinical Psychologists
- 2000 Psychologist of the Year, South Carolina Psychological Assoc (First USAF psychologist to ever receive a state psychological association award).
- 2000 Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Award. Mental Health Flight selected as best organization on the military installation.
- 2000 “Champions” award from Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Mental Health Flight best of 22 medical organizations.
- 1998 Senior Psychologist of the Year, Headquarter Air Mobility Command (AMC).
- 1996 Junior Psychologist of the Year, Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC).Professional

- Budd, F., & Harvey, S. (2006). Military fitness for duty evaluations. Kennedy, C., Zillmer, E. (Eds.) Military psychology: operational and clinical applications (pp. 35-60). New York, NY: Guilford Publishing.
- Budd, F. & Kennedy, C. (2006). Introduction to clinical military psychology. Kennedy, C., & Zillmer, E. (Eds.) Military psychology: operational and clinical applications (pp. 21-34). New York, NY: Guilford Publishing.
- Budd, F. & Newton, M. (2005). Cross and couch together: healing the broken hearted. In McMinn, M. R., & Dominguez, A. D. (Eds.), Psychology and the church. (pp. 89-93). Huntington, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
- Budd, F. & Newton, M. (2003). Cross and couch together: healing the broken hearted, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Vol 22, No. 4, 319-322.
- Budd, F. (March, 2001). Workplace Violence: training and response within the Air Force community. The Air Force Psychologist, Vol 19, No. 1, 8 - 12
- Budd, F. (2000). Psychologist-chaplain collaboration: the Air Force as “Benchmark.” The Air Force Psychologist, Vol 18, No 2, p 23-25; and No 3, p 13-16.
- Budd, F. (1999). An Air Force model of psychologist-clergy collaboration. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30, 552-556.
- Budd, F. (1997). Helping the helpers after the bombing in Dhahran: critical incident stress services for an Air Rescue Squadron. Military Medicine, Vol 162, No 8, 1-6.
- Budd, F. (Summer, 1992). A Christian’s self esteem. Command: Christian Perspectives on Life in the U.S. Armed Forces, Vol 41, No 2, 33-35.
- Thoreson, R., Miller, M., Budd, F. & Krauskopf, C. (1987). The current health status of Missouri psychologists: Preliminary results. Missouri Psychologist, 43, 16-17.
- Thoreson, R., Budd, F. & Krauskopf, C. (1986a). Alcoholism among psychologists: work related behavior and patterns in recovery. Professional Psychology, 17, 210-216.
- Thoreson, R., Budd, F. & Krauskopf, C. (1986b). Perceptions of alcohol misuse and work behavior among professionals: Identification and intervention. Professional Psychology, 17,497-503.
- Budd, F. (1988). Alcoholic Psychologists and Family History. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri-Columbia.

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