Counseling Services Staff


If you and/or another person are in danger, call 911 immediately. If you are on campus and need immediate assistance, please call 2020 from a campus phone or 843-553-5896 from any other phone.


Joanne Jemsek, MA, LPC
Director of Counseling Services

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Joanne Jemsek has a passion for helping students. She worked with middle school and high school youth for eight years in a ministry setting before moving to Charleston in 2010 to complete her final counseling internship at the MUSC Institute of Psychiatry. She has served as an Adjunct Professor for several psychology courses at CSU. Her interests and range of experience working with clients include: substance abuse and addiction, family/relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management and helping young women foster a healthy self-image. Ms. Jemsek's desire is to help students move through difficult experiences and grow toward physical, emotional and spiritual health. She holds a Master's degree in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is a S.C. Licensed Professional Counselor.

Wesley Senn, MA, LPC
Assistant Director of Counseling Services
Wesley Senn holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Columbia International University and is a S.C. Licensed Professional Counselor. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the
University of South Carolina Upstate. Wesley completed an internship at the
Spartanburg County Mental Health Center and has worked as a Registered
Pharmacy Technician. Wesley has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Abnormal Psychology at CSU. Wesley’s interests and experience include working
with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, family and relationship
issues, identity and self-esteem issues, spiritual concerns and substance use/abuse.

Barbara C. Mead, MEd, LPC
Part-Time Counselor

Barbara Mead is associate dean for student development and director of international services. She holds a master of education degree from The Citadel and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has received additional training in crisis intervention and is a member of NOVA's National Crisis Response Team.

CSU Counseling Services also serves as a training site for graduate students in counseling programs. 

Sarah Harbin
Graduate Intern
Sarah Harbin is a graduate student in Professional Counseling at Liberty University and is working toward professional licensure with the state of South Carolina.  She has a heart for working with people who are adjusting to life changes. Other areas of interest and experience include family dynamics, anxiety and depression, healing through art, and holistic wellness from a Christian perspective. Sarah teaches preschool in Mount Pleasant and has an amazing young son.  She holds undergraduate degrees in Photography, Art History, and Studio Art from the University of Georgia.  

Jamie Rickard
Jamie Rickard is a graduate student at Liberty University where he is pursuing his Master's Degree in Professional Counseling. Originally from West Virginia, he received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State University. He previously worked as a West Virginia State Trooper where he developed a passion for early intervention to keep adolescents and students out of the criminal justice system. He has a heart for helping adolescents and young adults through difficult struggles in their life. Jamie is married to his amazing wife and they have a beautiful one year old son.

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Trident United Way 2-1-1

To speak with someone about getting help or for information about mental health and community resources, please call Trident United Way’s 2-1-1  Hotline or 843-744-HELP (4357) from a mobile phone.


Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, call CSU Counseling Services line at: 843-863-8010.