800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
Counseling Services offers prescreening for ADHD. Some students may be interested in being tested for either a learning disorder or ADHD in order to receive accommodations from the University’s Student Disability Services, obtain accommodations on a nationally standardized test such as the GRE, LSAT, or Praxis, or gain access to appropriate ADHD medications. The student should call Counseling Services at 503-5195 to set up an initial evaluation appointment.
Using the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Holland Self Directed Search (SDS), students can gain valuable information about themselves to aid in making important life decisions.
Therapeutic assessment is an innovative approach to psychological testing in which the therapist and client work together to help clients better understand themselves and move forward in healing and life satisfaction. There are a wide variety of benefits to this type of assessment process, which may include but are not
limited to: reduction in symptoms, improved self-esteem, increased satisfaction with assessment and therapy, etc. The goal is to make the assessment process positive and useful, and to help make positive changes. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of this approach to assessment.
USC Upstate Counseling Services offers support through affordable psychological assessment. Evaluations are conducted for a variety of reasons that include, but are not limited to:
Located in the Sansbury Campus Life Center on USC Upstate’s Spartanburg campus, Dr. Freeman serves the USC Upstate student population, providing therapeutic assessment services. Evaluations are individualized for each client’s needs and referral questions. Learn more about Dr. Freeman.
How much do the assessment services cost?The full
evaluation will cost $150.00. This fee
is non-refundable. Generally speaking,
the fees are not waived. However,
in special circumstances, inquiries may be made to the Dean of Students Office through your
Counseling Services therapist/counselor.
When is payment due for services rendered?Payment is due before testing is
scheduled. If you do not show for your
scheduled appointment, you will be charged a $25.00 fee. This fee MUST be paid prior to scheduling
your next testing appointment. Payment
can be made by cash, check,or money order. Please, make checks payable to USC Upstate.
Can I use insurance to pay for the
assessment process?Counseling Services neither files insurance
nor does it belong to any HMO or PPO. You are ultimately responsible for your fees. An invoice will be offered to all students in
event they would like to submit to their health insurance company for
How can I pay for the assessment?Payment can be made by cash, check or money
order. Please, make checks payable to USC
How long will the assessment process take?Because evaluations are individualized to
each client’s specific needs and referral concerns, the assessment process
varies from client to client. Generally
speaking, evaluations can typically last from about four to eight sessions (but can
sometimes be longer). The length of each
session depends on the client’s specific needs and referral concerns.
What is the
assessment process like? Generally
speaking, the assessment process begins with an intake interview, with
evaluative sessions following the intake. Once all evaluative sessions have been conducted, a comprehensive report
is written. Once the report is completed
(about one to two weeks after final evaluative session), a final appointment will
be scheduled. During this final
appointment, Dr. Freeman will provide and discuss the written results of the
How do I make
an appointment?To make an
initial appointment with Counseling Services, call our office at 864-503-5195,
or come by Sansbury CLC 224 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Prepare to share your contact
information including your name, university email, birth date and your daytime
phone number. Please know that full
payment is required prior to scheduling the initial assessment appointment.
*Please note that individuals who do not show for their
scheduled psychiatry or psychological testing appointment will be charged a $25
fee. This fee MUST be paid with cash or check prior to scheduling your next
psychiatry or testing appointment. No exceptions will be made.
Counseling Services is recognized as an established testing site for students needing to take the
Miller Analogies Test (MAT). This test is offered several times throughout the year. Counseling Services also offers the
DANTES exam for students wishing to test out of the course entitled “Human Growth and Development.”
*Please note that beginning September 1, 2016, individuals who do not show for their scheduled psychiatry or psychological testing appointment will be charged a $25 fee. This fee MUST be paid with cash or check prior to scheduling your next psychiatry or testing appointment. No exceptions will be made.
Office HoursSpartanburg (main campus)Monday - Friday8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Director Counseling Services
fax: (864) 503-5358Campus Life Center, Suite 224
USC UpstateCounseling Services800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?