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.


Home for the Holidays: Taking Good Care of Yourself

Published November 23, 2016


Generally, we think of the holiday season as a time to celebrate with friends and family. This is fun AND it can be stressful. You may feel pressure to reconnect with lots of people, buy gifts, and feel joyful all the time.
When we go home over breaks, we may also be taking a break from the healthy routines we have established at school. We may eat, drink, and spend too much. We may exercise, sleep, and relax too little.

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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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Statement on Diversity

Published October 7, 2016

The staff of the Counseling & Psychological Services Center is committed to the valuing of diversity in all of its forms. All are welcome, respected, and appreciated here.

We live in a diverse world consisting of many groups of people who have been de-valued and discriminated against based on such characteristics as race, ethnicity, cultural background, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic status. We believe that such prejudice and discrimination is detrimental to those who are targets, those who target, and the world in general.

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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.

Prevent Suicide Block

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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