Welcome to All Students

Published January 12, 2015

We are delighted to serve the ASU community. We hope that you will see us as a  hospitable resource. We are eager to serve you or help you get established in a satisfactory and healthy lifestyle. Our doors are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and we are available for emergency consultation after hours and on weekends when classes are in session. We take great pleasure in the quality of our center. You've made a wonderful choice in coming to Appalachian State University. We wanted you to know it will be our pleasure to serve you. We are wishing you all the best in your time at ASU and beyond. We want to help you flourish during your time here at ASU and in Boone.

Walk-in Hours
Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings               9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Note: Sign in Begins at 8:30 & Ends at 10:00 a.m.)
Monday - Thursday Afternoons                  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday Afternoons                                             1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

As a reminder Walk-In times are those certain hours available each day when you can come into the Center and see a counselor. Please keep in mind that Walk-In sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. When you initially arrive, you will be asked to fill out paperwork, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. During the Walk-In session itself, which normally lasts 20-30 minutes, a counselor will work with you to determine what your needs are and how your needs can be best met. You may be referred to an individual counselor, a group, and/or another agency on campus or in the community. Please be aware that we often refer students to different agencies on campus or in the community based on their individual needs and our scope of services. Please also be aware that a walk-in session is an intake where needs are assessed, not a typical therapy session. At the end of your walk-in session be sure that you understand what your next steps are before you leave. If you are uncertain, please call the Center at 828-262-3180.

First Transfer Connect Event - A New You @ ASU!

Published January 12, 2015

Appalachian’s Counseling & Psychological Services Center
Transfer Connect

A semester of ways to get connected—just for transfer students!
Monthly events and opportunities to meet other students, find even more things to love about Appalachian State University, and creating a life in Boone as your earn your degree!

Event #1: A New You @ ASU!
Tuesday, January 20th
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Three Top Room, Plemmons Student Union


Concerned About an Eating Disorder?

Published January 12, 2015

Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. They are not a fad, phase or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. People struggling with an eating disorder need to seek professional help. The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.

Research indicates that one of four college students struggles with some form of disordered eating.

Appalachian State's Counseling Center has a number of resources and services available to help students who struggle with disordered eating and body image concerns.  We offer individual and group therapy in our Food Mood group and as appropriate, we can refer students to our Eating Concerns Treatment Team, integrating care from a mental health professional, dietitian, and a physician in Health Services. 

Please see our website for more info on our Eating Disorder related services as well as  a link to an anonymous Eating Disorder screening. We are also available to come to your class, club, or team meeting to do interactive presentations on body image, eating disorder concerns, and how to help a friend.  If you are concerned about a student, we are available to consult. Call us at 828-262-3180.  Let us know how we can help.

Announcing Our Spring 2015 Groups

Published January 12, 2015

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 Walk-In (Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m, or Friday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or during our Additional Walk-in Hours Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Note: Sign in Begins at 8:30 & Ends at 10:00 a.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.


Counseling Center Info

Walk-In Hours

M-TH 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
F 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

**** ANNOUNCING ****
Additional New Walk-in Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

During Summer Sessions, Walk-In Hours vary.
Please contact us at (828) 262-3180 for our current schedule
and to verify availability.

Counseling &Psychological Services Center
1st Floor
Miles Annas Student Support Building
P.O. Box 32044
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

For more information:
Please phone



Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours on-campus emergency coverage (when school is in session) for trauma and life-threatening situations such as suicide and sexual assault. To activate the system, call the Campus Police Department at (828) 262-2150.