Counseling Services

We Are Here to Help
Counseling and Accessibility Services: An empty tank will take you nowhere. Take time to refuel this summer. We are still here to support you. Counseling is available virtually and by phone. Email to set up an appointment.

Counseling services are available to all currently-enrolled students for the purpose of increasing students' academic success and personal development through the promotion of health and wellness. Issues of depression, homesickness, anxiety and stress, sexual orientation and gender identity, substance abuse, eating disorders, time management, anger management, sexual assault, feelings of isolation and loneliness as well as other challenges may be addressed through counseling. College counseling services are designed to assist students with addressing the difficulties they may encounter as they go through times of transition.

Location, Scheduling, and Hours of Operation

In accordance with current professional recommendations for mental health services, we are providing all services virtually or by phone for the Spring 2021 semester.

Recognizing that some students may need assistance in securing a confidential space or technology (computer, internet) to participate in virtual counseling, we can provide a confidential space on campus for you to engage in services.

Students do not need to be in the vicinity of our campuses to receive virtual services, however, they MUST BE IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

USCB Counseling is located inside the Student Success Center, 2nd floor of the library on the Bluffton campus. To schedule an appointment, contact us at

The counseling center is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm After hours and emergency resources are located here.

Virtual Walk-Ins

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Virtual Walk-Ins is a program that offers easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors in the USCB Counseling and Accessibility Services office. It is not a substitute for psychotherapy or formal counseling and does NOT constitute mental health treatment. Virtual Walk-Ins provide informal consultation to help students with specific problems and to introduce them to what it is like to speak with a counselor.

Check your USCB email weekly for link, day, and time.

No topic is off limits, but some common concerns include:

  • Stress/anxiety
  • Homesickness
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Worry
  • Relationships
  • Loneliness
  • Academic performance
  • Family problems
  • Financial struggles
  • Concerns about another student

Who should visit Virtual Walk-Ins?

  • Students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it is like to talk with a counselor.
  • Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor.
  • Students who have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through.
  • Students who have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do.

Counseling_logoWho We Are

Megan Newton, MA, LPC, NCC

Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services


Fax: 844-204-7997
Megan Newton

Deidre Miller, MEd, NCC

Counselor and Accessibility Services Coordinator


Fax: 844-204-7997
Deidre Miller, M.Ed.