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Counseling Services for Students

Counseling Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate provides free and confidential comprehensive psychological services to full and part time students. These services include the following:

  • Personal Counseling
    To help students deal with an array of personal and interpersonal issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues.
  • Career Counseling 
    To support students in making effective decisions about their college majors, or to assist students who wish to change their majors.
  • Therapeutic Assessment 
    To support student with affordable psychological assessment.
  • Group Counseling 
    To increase students’ ability to manage stress and anxiety effectively.
  • Gentle Yoga for Beginners 
    Includes gentle stretches and breathing techniques to lower stress and to increase one’s sense of well-being.
  • Personality Testing 
    Using the Myers-Briggs Trait Inventory (MBTI) and the Self-Directed Search (SDS).  Students may use the information gleaned from these instruments to aid them in making decisions about their majors, increase their understanding of themselves and in relationships with others.

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

  • Stress Management 
  • Test Anxiety
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making/Goal Setting
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga

Counseling Services is recognized as an established site for those students needing to take the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).  This test is offered several times throughout the year.  We also administer the DANTES exam on an as needed basis to those students wishing to test out of the course entitled “Human Growth and Development.”

You can contact Counseling Services between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at.864- 503-5195.  Our offices are located on the second floor of the Sansbury Campus Life Center, Suite 224. 

*Please note that beginning 9/1/16, 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.

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Office Hours
Spartanburg (main campus)
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Greenville campus
By appointment

Counseling Resources
Mission Statement
Confidentiality Agreement
Meet Our Staff

Graduate Student Internship
Notice of Privacy Practices
Authorization for Disclosure Form

Educational Workshops
Request a Workshop

Additional Information
Recognizing Emotional Distress
Off-Campus Resource Guide
Student Affairs Incident Report Form


Contact Us 

USC Upstate
Counseling Services
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303 

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