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The Counseling Center serves the needs of Coker College students. Our certified and professional mental health professionals can assist with problems or needs of almost any nature. Students are especially encouraged to call for help in dealing with such common problems as homesickness, depression, sleep disturbances or inability to concentrate, as well as more urgent needs. Special workshops and group sessions devoted to specific topics will be scheduled.

Counseling services are free of charge to students. There is a 14 session limit per academic year for sessions received through the Coker College Counseling Center. Additionally, after three late cancellations or missed appointments, students will be provided with counseling resources outside of the College campus. This is to ensure that students' needs are being met efficiently, and that those waiting for appointments can be seen as soon as possible. 

The Counseling Center is open on the following days/times:

  • Monday: 8:30am until 5:30pm 
  • Tuesday: 8:30am until 2:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am until 5:00pm 
  • Thursday: 8:30am to 2:30pm

If a student is unable to access The Counseling Center during the days/times listed, they are encourage to contact The Counseling Center to make an appointment.

The Counseling Center Phone Number: 843-383-8040

The Counseling Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.



Many issues of interest to college students are addressed at these websites:

Students are encouraged to read this information and follow up with an appointment to discuss any areas of concern.


Counselor Bios

Alison Graham, M.Ed, LPC

Alison Graham graduated from Presbyterian College in 2009 with an undergraduate degree in English. She received her Masters in Education from Clemson University in 2011. Prior to coming to Coker, she worked at a community drug and alcohol agency providing school-based services to children, adolescents and their families. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and works at Palmetto Counseling of Hartsville. She resides in Marion, SC.

Jill Kelley, LPC, CACI, CES

Jill Kelley received her undergraduate degree from Coker College and graduate degree from Webster University. Jill was in the counseling profession for 18 years prior to becoming co-owner of Palmetto Counseling. Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, a Certified Addictions Counselor via SCAADAC and an Equine Specialist certified through EAGALA. Married with two children, Jill currently resides in Hartsville.


Debby Lynn moved to Hartsville in 1989 and is a 1999 graduate of Francis Marion University. Debby taught high school and coached girls’ basketball for seven years before returning to school and earning a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, Certified Addictions Counselor, and Certified Equine Psychotherapist. Debby has worked in outpatient substance abuse treatment, education and coaching, and has been in private practice since 2007 providing services for children, adolescents, and adults.

Jeremy Serafin, MA, NCC, LPC

Jeremy Serafin moved to the area from Pennsylvania in 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from Slippery Rock University in 2006 followed by earning his Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Slippery University in 2010. He has a background in providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families with various presenting concerns in the home, school, and community settings such as outpatient clinics and private practice locations. He also has previous experience in providing counseling services to college students. Jeremy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and South Carolina as well as a National Certified Counselor. Aside from providing counseling for students at Coker College, he is also a counselor for Palmetto Counseling of Hartsville.