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Counseling & Self-Development Center

Welcome to the SCSU Counseling & Self-Development Center! We are excited to help you on your self-discovery journey and encourage you on your future goals. As a primer health center, we offer licensed professionals and access to holistic practitioners to ensure the entire person is treated. Thank you in advance for trusting us with your care.

Our Vision

The vision of the SC State Counseking & Self-Development Center is to enhance the quality of mental health and wellness for the SCSU student body and related community by empowering all with knowledge and resources to address mental and emotional challenges in order to be successful both on and off campus. 

Our Mission 

The South Carolina State University Counseling and Self-Development Center’s mission is to provide premier mental health and wellness resources to its students. We provide holistic, inclusive services supported by recent best practices through on-site support and community partnerships.

We are committed to your needs.

Counseling CenterTherapy can be a difficult thing to admit to needing; that's understandable! Our staff is committed to providing a non-judgmental environment, in which you can talk about concerns that impact your overall well-being. 

We are trained in different ways to help. Everything we do is based on research and is proven to decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress. 

In addition to our clinical training, we like to have fun! The healing journey is a lot at times, so creating an atmosphere of acceptance, joy, and impactful work is what we are about.

Your options for therapy include both in-person and virtual options.

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Timely Care

South Carolina State University has entered a partnership with TimelyMD to offer students free and equitable access to mental health support through the TimelyCare platform.  As an enhancement to the on-campus services offered by SC State’s Counseling and Self-Development Center, TimelyCare serves as a 24/7 virtual extension of resources to improve student well-being, engagement, and retention.

Current SC State students have free, 24/7 access to virtual care services with TimelyCare. Students do not need insurance to access TimelyCare services. The service is not available to faculty and staff members, parents, family members or the community.

After downloading the TimelyCare app, students can access TimelyCare services 365 days a year. That means access during breaks, after-hours, and anytime you need support. TimelyMD is not meant, however, to assist in emergencies or crisis situations. If you believe you are in immediate danger, please dial 911.

If you are an SC State student seeking mental health support, please use your SCSU email to register for our TimelyCare app to schedule a session with a licensed professional and/or access mental health resources:

The Office of Student Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services at South Carolina State University offers various services for students with documented disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to students with learning disabilities, those who are deaf or hard of hearing, individuals with a visual or mobility impaired, and/or diagnosed with psychiatric or medical disorder(s). If you are a student with a disability or know of someone who has a disability, you may want to learn more about what we can offer.

Visit the Office of Student Disability Services

Counseling Services for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff at a university, like anyone else, may experience a wide range of personal concerns that could lead them to seek mental health counseling. The Counseling & Self Development Center has a guide for employees seeking services: