Welcome to the Counseling Center!

Here you will find information about the services we offer; how to get started; our scope of services; links to a variety of free screenings and mental health resources; information about our prevention and educational programming; and details about training opportunities (doctoral internship, postdoctoral residency, and masters-level training programs). We hope you find the information on this site helpful and informative.


Welcome to Spring 2017

Published January 5, 2017


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A warm welcome to all new and returning students to spring 2017!  Our Counseling Center staff is committed to fostering an affirming environment where all students are welcome and respected; a safe and confidential environment that honors each person’s experience and is open to the honest discussion of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and values.  We hope that you will connect with us this semester!  In thinking about the upcoming semester, here are 4 things I would like to highlight:

  1. Groups.  We had a record number of students participate in our groups last fall, and we have at least 16 different groups happening this spring.  Check out our Group Counseling page and get started!
  2. Coping Skills Toolbox.  Through a generous grant from the Parent and Family Association Board, students will be able to assemble their own “toolbox” filled with fun, relaxing, and stress-reducing objects and activities that research has shown to be helpful with coping.  Look for our Counseling Center tables on campus this semester and build your toolbox!
  3. Kindness.  Kindness is an important value of our staff, and we have an amazing team of kind and knowledgeable professionals and graduate trainees at the Counseling Center.  If you are interested in learning more about some of our team, check out the Our Staff page on the About Us menu.   
  4. Compassion.  I hope that we can all continue to build compassion for each other throughout our campus community, and nurture compassion within ourselves as well.  As we all strive for the goals that are important for us in 2017, let us also remember to be kind to ourselves.  Check out Self-Compassion.Org to learn more about self-compassion and for self-compassion practices.

Best Wishes,

Chris Hogan, Ph.D.


It's Never to Early to Plan on Being in a Spring Group

Published January 4, 2017

Have you ever been interested in group therapy? Wanted to participate in a group to learn more about yourself and others? Wanted to gain perspective?

The Counseling & Psychological Services Center is offering the following groups. Included there are brief group descriptions with the days and times the groups are offered. To join a group come to the Center during Initial Consultation hours (Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.   For more information please phone the Center at  (828) 262-3180 or drop by the Center on the first floor of the Miles Annas Student Support Building. (A copy of the Spring 2017 Group Schedule can be downloaded here.)

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Sleep More!

Published October 24, 2016


Sleep is one of the most important things for good mental health - especially in college. We spend about a third of our lives asleep, and research indicates that getting enough sleep is crucial for our well-being. Research suggests that the typical college student does not get enough sleep. However, research also indicates that students who don't get the sleep they need experience poorer physical health, psychological well-being, and academic performance.

Start feeling better and getting better grades tonight by getting enough sleep! Here are some evidence-based tips for better sleep.

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A Toolkit for Self-Care after Cultural Trauma

Published October 17, 2016

The Association of Black Psychologists and the Community Healing Netwrok recently published a toolkit for people of color who have experienced cultural trauma due to racism, oppression, and discrimination. Please download the attachment below to access these resources.

If you have experienced cultural trauma and would like to learn more about our services, please do not hesitate to call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180. To speak to a mental health professional, you can walk into the Counseling Center (located on the first floor of the Miles Annas Building) during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For urgent mental health issues after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends, please call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

Download: Toolkit for Cultural Trauma

Announcing Our 2016-2017 Doctoral Interns & Postdoctoral Residents

Published October 11, 2016

The Counseling & Psychological Services Center is pleased to announce our doctoral interns for the 2016-2017 school year. They are Emily Lazar from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania , Predair Robinson from Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, California, and Whitney Spears from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

In addition to our new doctoral interns, we are very pleased to announce our two new post doctoral residents, James E. Arnett, III and Sean Fowler. James comes to us by way of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sean hails from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

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Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.

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Contact Us


Physical Address: 
1st Floor, Miles Annas Building
614 Howard Street 
Boone, NC 28608-2044

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 32044
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828-262-3180
Fax: 828-262-3182

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m

Initial Consultation Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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