Student Services

SOAR Center

Counseling Center

Welcome to the Claflin University Counseling Services, dedicated to assisting and developing individuals. Counseling services play a vital role in creating an atmosphere conducive to the student’s individual needs and over-all enhancement. Our goal is to help students maximize their sense of well-being, as well as, their academic, personal, social, and career growth. The Staff of the Counseling Center urge all members of the Claflin Family; faculty, staff, enrolled and potential students, to utilize and view Counseling Services as part of their support system. We believe in the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual, and strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for those who seek counseling.

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

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 include:

  • 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

This program offers sessions for:

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

Outreach and consultation

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
  • 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.