Counseling

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.

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
Director of Counseling

Office Location: NGU Clinic
Office Phone: 864.663.0249
Mobile Phone: 864.420.7196
Email: sbielby@ngu.edu

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

Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sara Black, MA, LPC
Personal Counselor

Office Location: NGU Clinic
Office Phone: 864.977.2094
Email: sara.black@ngu.edu

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

Friday
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, call Campus Security at 864.977.7777. If you are off campus, dial 911 for help.

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