Counseling Services

All members of the Claflin family are encouraged to utilize Counseling Services as part of their support system.

Counseling Center

Claflin University Counseling Services is dedicated to to helping students, faculty and staff maximize their sense of well-being and contributing to their academic, personal, social and career growth. We believe in the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual, and we strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for those who seek counseling.

 Counseling Referral Form

Confidentiality and privacy are maintained in ALL services in the Counseling Center.
Counseling Services

If you need someone to talk to:

Claflin University Counseling Center

Shatira E. Champion, LMHC, LPC-QS

Director of Counseling/ADA
Phone: 803-535-5285


Immediate Crisis Counseling    

Claflin Telehealth provides free, 24/7 access to medical and mental healthcare for the Claflin family.  
Register now!   833-484-6359 

            SCDMH – Community Crisis Hotline –                      1-833-364-2274

            Suicide Prevention Hotline –                                        1-800-273-8255

            National Hopeline Network       -                                  1-800-784-2433

            Self-Harm Hotline -                                                        1-800-366-8288

Therapy Online Options: These services are provided at a cost to consumers.

                  (Cost is between $40 - $70 per week)     

                    (Cost is between $65 - $100 per week)               1-800-273-8255

                   (Cost is between $40 - $80 peer week)   

                           (Cost varies)

Counseling/ ADA Services

---National Suicide Lifeline
24/7 support for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress

---Online Suicide Resources
A comprehensive collection of web-based suicide resources featuring a section for college students and the LGBT community.

---Detox Local
Detox is the first step in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. An alarming number of students are attempting to self-detox from drugs, and the results have been disastrous. Much of this problem can be traced to a lack of detox-related resources.

---Alcohol Help  Outpatient Rehab for Alcohol addiction 
Outpatient rehab is one effective approach to treating alcoholism. An outpatient rehab program involves therapy, medication, support groups, and relapse-prevention training during the day, after which the patient returns home in the evening. However, outpatient rehab generally does not involve alcohol detox.

Individual Counseling

This program utilizes a short term model to help students cope with the challenges of college life such as adjustment difficulties, academic-related stress and relationship problems.

Specific Activities

  • Coping skills
  • Crisis management/intervention
  • Life transitions
  • Sexual assault
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Assertiveness training
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Personal & Family relationships
  • Depression
  • Community agency referrals
  • Group Counseling

Session Offerrings

  • Health and wellness
  • Addressing male/female issues
  • Meditation and stress management
  • Enhancing mind, body, spirit and creative self
  • Outreach and consultation

Educational Programming

Counseling Services offers educational programming for student organizations, residential halls, fraternities and sororities and academic departments on a number of topics such as:

  • Adjusting to college
  • Conflict resolution
  • Crisis intervention
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Time management

Individual consultation is provided for faculty, staff, residential life managers and assistants regarding mental health situations with students.

Contact Us

Shatira E. Champion, LMHC, LPC-QS
Director of Counseling/ADA
Phone: 803-535-5285



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