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, alcohol and other drug 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.
- Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment
To help students assess use, encourage low risk choices and or seek support for recovery from addiction
- Psychiatric Services
For those students who may benefit from drug therapy.
- Psychological Testing
To evaluate students for possible learning disorders.
- 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.
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
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
- Decision Making/Goal Setting
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 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 503-5195. Our offices are located on the second floor of the Sansbury Campus Life Center, Suite 224.