Why Counseling?

The primary goal of Columbia College’s Counseling Services is to help students develop the personal awareness and skills necessary to handle difficulties and to more fully benefit from their college experience. Services are available to currently enrolled, full-time students in the Women’s College.

 We help students:

  • Develop competence and confidence
  • Understand and manage emotions
  • Develop identity and autonomy
  • Improve relationships
  • Identify obstacles and options

Issues may include:

  • Anxiety, stress
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Domestic/Dating violence
  • Trauma and abuse - sexual, verbal, physical
  • Family problems
  • Substance use
  • Grief, loss, death
  • How to help a friend & other personal concerns
  • Personal concerns that are affecting success in the classroom


To schedule a counseling appointment with Mimi Meriwether go to

or call email or call 803-786-3603


To schedule a counseling appointment with Ashley Waddington go to

or call email or call 803-786-3727


Mental Health Resource Center

Mental Health Resource Center

The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and students how they can support one another, overcome challenges and make a successful transition to college.

Young adulthood can be a time of significant change and intense challenges. We see the effects every day: a death from binge drinking, an overdose, a suicide. These tragedies are complex and their warning signs often subtle. With the right support and safety nets, the college years can be safer and more manageable.


Expert information and resources to navigate life’s challenges found at


Accessibility Services

Student Disability Services

             Appropriate and reasonable accommodations are available to assist any student who has a

documented disability while attending Columbia College.  Students must self-identify to the Office of Counseling and

Accessibility Services and provide appropriate documentation of their disability.

Available Services
Services may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Academic accommodations
  • Accessible housing
  • Interpreter services
  • Reader services
  • Emotional support animals
  • Specialized testing arrangements
  • Faculty consultation
  • Orientation to campus
  • Note taker services
  • Use of assistive devices
  • Resource information & referral

For appointments or further information call Mimi Meriwether, Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services 803.786.3603 or email

General Mental Health Resources