Student Counseling Services

  • SCC Counseling is Here to Help You

    Student with SCC counselor

    What is Counseling Services?

    The mission of Counseling Services is to provide solution-focused, student-centered counseling services to enhance personal growth and development. Counseling Services is a support service available to currently enrolled students at SCC who may be facing personal challenges.

    Why Counseling Services?

    The rigors of college can be stressful and when combined with other life challenges of home, work and personal obligations may serve as a cause for a person to seek help addressing these matters. Counseling Services can assist in these situations by:

    • Providing confidential and accessible services to students at the convenience of their school schedule.
    • Assisting students manage their specific needs and challenges.
    • Providing access to or connecting students with college and community resources that may further assist students.

    Services include but are not limited to:

    • Limited Crisis intervention and counseling timely response to student crisis situations.
      - Interventions by electronic means contact through electronic means provided by Spartanburg Community College for non-life threatening concerns and for initial contact.
      - Limited face-to-face interventions more in-depth interventions to assist with emotional distress, life transition, or deeper personal challenges.
    • Referrals for basic needs, supportive care, health care and related needs assistance with connections to local social service organizations that help with basic needs.
    • Referrals for more intensive counseling needs connection with local providers who would best meet ongoing needs.
    • Limited education of personal and life skills online or group self-help webinars/workshops on personal challenges most students face.
    • Linking to self-help applications customized to your needs connection to electronic media including apps and websites to assist with specific needs.

    Commitment to YOUR well-being:
    SCC on path to becoming a JED Campus

    In 2020, SCC began a strategic collaboration with The Jed Foundation that not only enhances the mental health work already being done on campus but also creates positive, lasting change.

    JED Campus logo

    By becoming a JED Campus member SCC demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. JED Campus is a nationwide initiative designed to empower schools with a framework and customized support to enhance student:

    • Mental health services
    • Suicide prevention
    • Substance abuse prevention

    JED's programs are grounded in an evidence-based model used to assess efforts currently being made on campus, identifying existing strengths and improvements within seven strategic areas.

    SCC Plans in Action with JED as of Spring 2021

    • Working groups identified
    • Healthy Minds student survey
    • Campus visits to SCC by JED (virtually)

    How do I access services?

    To schedule an appointment to begin services you may stop by the Counseling Services Office located in Room 179 on the first floor of the Terhune Student Services Building on the SCC Giles Campus, call (864) 592-4943, or e-mail for assistance.

    You may also contact the Office of Vice President of Student Affairs at (864) 592-4817 to schedule an appointment. Should you need accommodations, let us know when you schedule your appointment.

    Hotlines: For Immediate Assistance Contact...

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    Or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741-741

    Veteran's Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
    1-800-273-8255 or send a text message to 838255
    TTY: 1-800-799-4889

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
    TTY: 1-800-787-3224
    CHAT daily 7am -2am CST at

  • National Dating Abuse Helpline
    1-866-331-9474 or text LOVEIS to 22522

    National Sexual Assault Hotline
    1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

    National Center for Victims of Crime Call 1-855-4-VICTIM or visit

    UnitedWay s 211 Helpline is a one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local community. We keep a database of a wide variety of service providers including support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and many more agencies in South Carolina.
    Phone: 211
    Toll Free: 866-892-921