203 Richardson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29409
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed Noon to 1:00pm
May and Summer - Please Call for Hours
As a student, you will encounter many new situations that will challenge
your personal strengths and require new problem solving skills. These
situations and your response to them may result in experiencing personal
or academic difficulties making you feel stressed or overwhelmed. The
Citadel Counseling Center staff seeks to facilitate your growth and
development by helping you to enhance your personal assets, develop
more effective coping strategies, and understand yourself better. We
are prepared to help you gain the most that you can from your experience
at The Citadel.
Eligibility for Services
Currently enrolled Citadel undergraduate and graduate students are
eligible for counseling services at The Citadel Counseling Center.
Students may schedule a first-time intake appointment Monday through
Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 PM by calling our office at 953-6799 or
visiting our office at 203 Richardson Avenue. Subsequent appointments
may be scheduled at the conclusion of each appointment, or by telephone.
Individual counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length. If services
are not available to meet the student's particular needs, an appropriate
referral will be provided.
In a counseling relationship, feelings of trust are critical. Therefore,
counselors maintain confidentiality in compliance with state laws and
national ethical standards for psychologists and counselors. The information
below provides details about the confidentiality policy of our Center.
All communications between client and therapist will be held in confidence
and will not be revealed to anyone outside the Counseling Center unless
the client provides written authorization to release information. However,
there are legal and ethical exceptions to confidentiality which require
that the therapist take responsible action.
These exceptions apply:
- When there is a clear and substantial risk of imminent serious
harm to the client or another person. In these circumstances, counselors
are legally required to take action to protect life.
- In the case of child abuse or abuse of a mentally retarded or developmentally
disabled adult. In these cases, counselors are legally required to
report the abuse to Child or Adult Protective Services.
- In the event of a court order for information.
In the event of an emergency, the student should communicate clearly
to the secretary his/her needs and that he/she wants to see a counselor
After office hours, students can go to the Infirmary and request to
speak with a counselor. The Infirmary staff will contact a counselor
as needed. Alternatively, students may call 911, go to a hospital emergency
room, or call Citadel Public Safety at 953-5114. Expenses incurred off-campus
for treatment are the student's responsibility.
Short-term counseling services are free to all students currently enrolled
at The Citadel. If a counselor recommends that a student seek long-term
psychotherapy services, a psychiatric evaluation, or other specialized
mental health services with an off campus professional, the student is
responsible for the payment for these off-campus services.
Referral Services For Students
If a student's counseling needs extend beyond the scope of the Counseling
Center's short-term counseling model, the student will be referred to
off-campus counseling resources. The Citadel Counseling Center staff
can offer recommendations for off-campus mental health professionals
if a student needs services which are not offered at The Citadel Counseling
Center. Referral services for long-term psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations,
or other specialized services are provided as needed. Expenses incurred
off campus for psychological services are the student's responsibility.
Referral Services for Employees
Citadel employees are not eligible for counseling services at the Citadel
Employees who are interested in seeking counseling may consult the
Citadel Human Resources' website at the "Employee
Relations" link. This website link includes information
regarding the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides counseling
to Citadel employees. In addition, employees who have questions about
the mental health coverage of their particular health insurance policies
are encouraged to contact Human Resources.
Alternatively, employees are encouraged to call the Citadel Counseling
Center for recommendations of off-campus mental health professionals.
Expenses incurred for off-campus psychological services are the employee's