Counseling and Development

Community Counseling Clinic


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Welcome to Winthrop University Community Counseling Clinic. We are so grateful that you are taking the next steps in your life towards healing and allowing us to share this journey through counseling with you. Everyone deserves to have a life supported by hope, courage, and peace. And when the road takes an unexpected turn, we are here to help identify goals with real-world solutions to help you along the way. It’s all about balance – the right emotional, behavioral, and spiritual balance.

The Winthrop Community Counseling Clinic (WCCC) offers services in person and via telehealth. We know that times are tough right now, and we want you to know that we are still here to help. Our mission always has been and always will be to provide free professional counseling to the local community. 

Many people feel overwhelmed, anxious, confused, or frustrated. The WCCC provides a comfortable environment in which to discuss problems and possible solutions. We offer quality, affordable, counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in York County and surrounding communities.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


Appointments can be arranged in person or by calling 803/323-4783. Day and evening appointments are available.

In Case of an Emergency:

We do not have after-hours services. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, you should call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. Call 988 for the suicide and crisis lifeline or text HELLO to 741741. 

Client Rights

  1. You have the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
  2. You have the right to be informed about the counseling process and the how you may benefit from counseling.
  3. You have the right to privacy and confidentiality.
  4. You have the right to terminate counseling at any time and be referred to another counselor.


The information provided by you during counseling is legally confidential except as required by law. There are exceptions, which will be discussed with your counselor and will be identified by your counselor should any such situations arise during your counseling sessions. This clinic is HIPAA-compliant and we do not release any information without written client consent.

All services are provided by graduate students in the Counseling and Development program at Winthrop University, under faculty supervision. To ensure adequate student training and quality client service, there is a requirement that all sessions be recorded on videotape for supervisory purposes only. The confidentiality of this material will be strictly safeguarded, and all videos will be erased after use.

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The WCCC is located in 147 Withers on the Winthrop University campus on Eden Terrace in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Withers is on the corner of Charlotte Avenue and Eden Terrace.

Mission Statement

The mission of the WCCC is to provide free professional counseling, consultation, and referral services to the local community.  To achieve this mission, service delivery is guided by adherence to professional codes of ethics and standards of practice.

Services and Fees

We currently offer FREE short-term counseling to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We also offer parenting and anger management courses. Issues that are commonly presented include:

Activity Therapy For Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents

  • Activity allows for creative techniques to be used in the treatment of mental/emotional difficulties

Family and Couples Counseling

  • Life transitions issues/caregiver
  • Parenting skill building
  • Relationships/couples

Individual Counseling

  • Career indecision
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Loss and grief issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • School and work difficulties
  • Sexual concerns

Therapy using Play For Children As Young As Five-Years-Old

  • Play allows a therapist to assist a child in coping with difficult issues
  • Play provides a non-threatening way for children to express their emotions

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