Student Care


We understand that life can be difficult, especially in middle and high school. The school counselor serves the Ben Lippen community by providing a safe place for students to receive support and Biblical counsel for the struggles they encounter, whether it be emotional, relational, behavioral, academic, or spiritual.


The Dean of Students serves the Ben Lippen community by holding students accountable when poor choices are made. We believe that discipline should be restorative in nature, coming alongside the student and helping them grow in wisdom.

Additional Resources

Adolescent Mental Health in 2020
with Dr. Seth Scott

Ben Lippen Counselor Trisha Kirkland sat down with Seth Scott, PhD, NCC, LPC-S, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty at Columbia International University, to discuss why the current climate around COVID, elections, and race issues might be particularly difficult for adolescents. Dr. Scott shares about how mental health struggles may present for adolescents and what symptoms parents should be monitoring. He also speaks about issues of resiliency in teens and how a biblical worldview influences the issue we are facing in 2020. We hope you find this podcast helpful for your family. For further questions, please reach out to Trisha Kirkland via phone at (803) 807-4119 or by email at


Take Good Care of Yourself!

Throughout our time away from campus due to COVID-19, our counselor, Mrs. Trisha Kirkland, sent tips on taking care of one’s self spiritually, relationally, mentally/emotionally, and physically. Click below to view the videos and accompanying remarks.

Parenting Summit Seminars

Ben Lippen partners with parents by providing seminars led by experienced professionals to inform and educate on relevant issues students face. Our parents will gain Biblical wisdom to help their child navigate through these topics.

Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents
with Bert Medlin

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Human Trafficking in South Carolina
with Jen Thompson, Lighthouse for Life

Learn about the realities of human trafficking in South Carolina and how to keep your children safe.

Integrity in the Classroom
with Margaret Finch and Erin Kitchell, USC Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity