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.


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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October's Wellness Workshops

Published October 3, 2016

The Counseling & Psychological Services Center
proudly presents October's
Wellness Workshops: Feelin' Good in the Neighborhood!

Creative Coping with Expressive Arts: Creativity can help us cope with stress.
No artistic experience required!

Tuesday, October 4th
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Belk Library Room 421

Self Harm: What is it and how can I help myself or another
Thursday, October 27th
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Rough Ridge Room, Plemmons Student Union

Extra credit slips will be made available
For more information contact the Counseling Center
262-3180 or counseling.appstate.edu

(a flyer containing the semester's complete schedule is available for download!)

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.

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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