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: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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. 


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.

Meagan Hruska received her undergraduate degree at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and her graduate degree at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.  Currently, Meagan also works at Palmetto Counseling in Hartsville and as an adjunct instructor at FMU.  Experience in the field includes a number of different settings: private practice, residential and inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, county jail, federal probation and education.  Meagan has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families within these settings and has received extensive training in trauma, equine assisted psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  Meagan is Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) in the state of South Carolina. 


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.