FDTC partners with WellSpring to provide student counseling
Florence-Darlington Technical College has partnered with Florence-based WellSpring Psychology Group, LLC to offer psychology and counseling services to its students.
In years past, FDTC has partnered with companies that offer mental health services, but WellSpring will have operating hours on-site at the college’s main campus. The partnership agreement between the college and WellSpring is through December of 2022.
To better meet the mental health needs of the students at FDTC, therapist Mary Elizabeth Rogers will have office hours one full day per week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 1st floor of the 5000 Building in the Student Life office. FDTC students will also have access to WellSpring’s off-site support at its Florence location at 1340 Celebration Blvd. The partnership allows for FDTC students to receive two counseling sessions per year at no cost to them.
Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology/ political science from Francis Marion University in 2006. She returned to FMU and earned a master’s degree in applied psychology and clinical counseling in 2009. Rogers is a licensed professional counselor. She is also a master addiction counselor. She has been employed at WellSpring since January of 2015.
“I'm excited about the opportunity to work with the students at FDTC,” Rogers said. “College is a step in life that presents a unique set of challenges and I’m so happy to help them achieve their success.”
In addition to psychology and counseling services, WellSpring staff will attend four educational and training events at FDTC as well.