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 and masters-level training programs). We hope you find the information on this site helpful and informative.


September's Wellness Workshops

Published September 14, 2016

The Counseling Center

The Wellness Workshops:
Feelin’ Good in the Neighborhood!

How to Overcome Stress!
Monday, September 19th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
New River Room/Plemmons Student Union

Test Your Mood: Mental Health Screening
Wednesday, September 28th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Calloway Peak Room/Plemmons Student Union

For the complete list of this semester's workshops...


Tips for Adjusting to College

Published September 8, 2016

1. Be proactive about stress. Don't wait to handle stress until you are overwhelmed. Learn about different stress management techniques, like mindfulness, deep breathing, and progressive muslce relaxation. And visit the Counseling Center if you want to talk to a professional about reducing your stress.

2. Get enough sleep. Research indicates that young adults need as much as 8-9 hours of sleep each night. Getting enough sleep is key to yuor physical and mental health.

3. Get connected. Research confirms that strong social connections are the key to happiness. Visit AppSync.AppState.edu to learn about clubs and organizations on campus.

4. Reach out for help. The Counseling Center is here to help you with a wide variety of concerns, including homesickness, career concerns, anxiety, depression, eating concerns, trauma, and much more.

Welcome (Back), Students!

Published August 15, 2016

The Counseling Center would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning students! The beginning of the academic year can be a stressful time. Please remember that the Counseling Center is here to support you, whether you are struggling with transitioning to App State, a recent break-up, anxiety, depression, eating concerns, or any other issue. Read more below for additional information on how you can get started at the Counseling Center.

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Fall Groups Schedule Announced

Published August 15, 2016

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 Fall 2016 Group Schedule can be downloaded here.)

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Important Announcement Regarding Psychiatric Services on Campus

Published July 20, 2016

A special message from Student Health Services about psychiatric services on campus leading into the Fall semester:

Dr. Laureen Noll, Student Health Service Psychiatrist, will no longer be providing care for Appalachian State University students as she is moving out of state.  Dr. Noll decided to move on for personal reasons and submitted her resignation to be effective August 1, 2016.  We wish her our personal and professional best and will deeply miss her as she has provided such amazing service to our campus community.

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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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