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Counseling Services

An integral part of Student Life is the Counseling Office. North Greenville provides counselors for those who seek assistance for a wide variety of issues. Our counselors provide a Christ-centered, clinically appropriate approach to counseling. The service is free and confidential to all students, faculty and staff. Those who best benefit from this service are usually healthy and emotionally stable, except for their current crisis. The crisis could be a relational issue, eating disorder, separation anxiety, panic attacks, grief or any other temporary discomfort. Our counselors work caringly and confidentially to assist students in developing goals and habits consistent with Christian growth and ideals.

Read our Counseling Policies.

  • Initial assessment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Outreach and Prevention (raising awareness of mental health issues, psycho-education, workshops, trainings, other types of assessments)
  • Passive Programming through posters, fliers, handouts and social media

The counseling department seeks to encourage and facilitate personal and interpersonal growth and healing by providing Christ-centered, clinically appropriate individual and group counseling for students, staff, and faculty. The goal is to help these individuals become whole emotionally, relationally, spiritually, psychologically, physically, and academically.

Those who participate in the counseling services provided by NGU counseling staff will: 

  1. Have a consistently professional and confidential space to discuss their current needs.
  2. Feel heard, understood, and valued by their counselor.
  3. Be better equipped to cope with or resolve their presenting issues.
  4. Grow in their understanding of their physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

If you would like to request services from the Office of Counseling Services, complete the Counseling Inquiry Form.

Supervision Services

NGU Counseling is seeking graduate level counseling
interns. Students can be in the practicum or internship stage of their
counseling education. Ideal candidates are those who demonstrate strong clinical
knowledge combined with personal Christian faith. The goal of an internship with
NGU Counseling is to become equipped with skills integrating Biblical truth with
counseling modalities. If interested contact Steve Bielby for more information.

Meet Our Counselors

Students transitioning to the new experience of college life often face many unexpected challenges. For many, it is the first time they are living away from family and close friends and having to develop new friendships. Trying to find a balance between studies, activities, and social life can also be difficult. In order to assist students in facing some of these changes, North Greenville University provides confidential, personal counseling at no cost to students, faculty, and staff.

Steve Bielby, THM, LPC
Counselor and Coordinator of Clinical Counseling

Office Location: NGU Clinic
Office Phone: 864.663.0249
Mobile Phone: 864.420.7196

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sara Black, MA, LPC
Counselor and Coordinator of Education and Outreach

Office Location: NGU Clinic
Office Phone: 864.977.2094

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m.  – 12 p.m.

If it is after hours and there are no staff on campus, and you are in crisis with a mental health concern, or have suicidal or homicidal thoughts, dial 9-911 from a campus telephone or 911 from any other telephone. If you are off campus, dial 911 for help, or 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

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North Greenville University (NGU) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.