Student Counseling Services | Presbyterian College

Counseling Services

Help is here for you if you’re in distress of any kind. Like everyone, college students are affected by personal crises, suffer from stress and face challenges in life. The COVD-19 pandemic has caused anxiety for many across the world.

Licensed counselors are available to help you resolve problems that are keeping you from reaching your educational goals.

If you’re a full-time PC student, you can receive counseling services on campus at no charge. Individual and group counseling options are available to you during the week. Counseling is available on campus on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

A counselor may:

  • see you in the Counseling Services office if feasible
  • provide virtual counseling
  • speak with you over the phone to provide assistance and support about your concern
  • refer you to community resources in your local area
  • provide educational information

Please call 911 if you have an emergency outside the weekday hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Off-campus referrals, acute emergencies, or long-term therapy needs are the financial responsibility of the student or the student’s family.

On-Campus Individual Counseling

Location: Alumni House, 506 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
Phone number: 864-833-8263

During the upcoming academic year, Counseling Services will be housed in the Alumni House. This is to help limit counseling student’s exposure to possible illness which could occur by sharing space with Health Services.

You can receive individual mental health counseling from a licensed counselor during the week between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The duration and frequency of services can vary. Students are typically seen every other week. However, students can be seen more often during times of crisis. The counselor will assess your needs and may refer you off-campus if more frequent treatment is needed.

Virtual Counseling

Virtual counseling is available for students who are not on campus, who feel more comfortable with an online counseling session, or who may be quarantined or isolated. Please call 864-833-8263 to schedule a virtual counseling session.

On-Campus and Virtual Group Counseling

Group and virtual counseling sessions are offered when feasible. The types of groups conducted are based on each student’s issues or needs. Most group sessions meet weekly and are coordinated around students’ academic schedules.

Throughout the semester, group counseling sessions can be offered on an as-needed basis. Topics addressed typically include those such as:

  • alcohol awareness
  • anxiety
  • positive body image
  • disordered eating
  • grief
  • mental health awareness
  • suicide prevention

Off-Campus Counseling for Chemical Abuse or Dependency

Location: Gateway Counseling Center, 219 Human Services Rd., Clinton, SC 29325
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; ​Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Groups are also run in the evenings.
Phone Number: 864-833-6500
Fax: 864-833-6905

If you struggle with chemical abuse or dependency, you can receive help at The GateWay Counseling Center. The center provides treatment services on a flexible basis. GateWay is less than five miles from campus and is now operating on a limited schedule because of the pandemic. Assessments are being accepted on an appointment-only basis. The center is not accepting walk-in assessments at the moment.

There is a fee for services at GateWay Counseling Center that are the financial responsibility of the student or the student’s family. GateWay can set up a flexible and interest-free payment plan to help cover the cost of services.

Please call 833-6500 to set up an assessment appointment or visit the Gateway Counseling Center website for more information.

Urgent and Emergency Counseling After Hours and On Weekends

Please call 911, contact the Presbyterian College Campus Police at 864-833-8911, or go to the Emergency Room at the Laurens County Hospital if you have an emergency outside the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the week or any time during the weekend.

The Laurens County Hospital is located eight miles from campus.

22725 Hwy. 76 East
Clinton, SC 29325
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Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please email the Counseling and Health Center | or call 864-833-8263. You can also make a direct referral by completing the Student CARES Form. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call Campus Police at 864-833-8911, 911, or go to the Emergency Department of Laurens County Hospital.