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 Warm Welcome to the Fall Semester

Published August 16, 2017



     A warm welcome to all of our new and returning Appalachian State students!  Our Counseling Center staff is committed to fostering an affirming environment where all students are welcome and respected.  We value an environment that honors each person’s experiences, cultures, languages, identities, and ideologies.  Our Center cultivates a safe and confidential environment that is open to the honest discussion of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and values.  Please connect with us!    

Three thoughts as we begin the fall semester:

  1. Find Your Passion:  Each person has something unique to contribute in making a positive impact on friends, loved ones, communities, and our world.  Although we may feel lost or uncertain at times, keep working at being open to possibilities, opportunities to engage others, learning, and listening (including creating space in your day to listen to yourself!).
  1. Find Balance:  Having good mental health includes developing all aspects of yourself.  In addition to developing intellectually, make sure to incorporate exercise / physical activity, time in nature (we live in beautiful surroundings – take advantage!), volunteer opportunities, eating regular meals, building relationships, engaging in art, music, humor, or other fun activities, time for relaxation / getting enough sleep, and building your spiritual or religious self.  Research shows these make a difference!
  1. Take Advantage of Our Groups:  Large numbers of students participate in our groups and report groups help them learn more about themselves, learn how they can better connect with others and build meaningful relationships, and help them gain important coping and relationship skills.  Check out our group listing under Group Counseling on our Services button.

Best wishes as you grow, learn, and develop over the next semester. 

Chris Hogan, Ph.D.

Fall Groups Schedule Announced

Published August 15, 2017

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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 2017 Group Schedule can be downloaded here.)

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Statement on Diversity

Published August 2, 2017

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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"Back to School... Did you pack your coping skills?"

Published August 1, 2017


It's that time of year... Back to School ads are everywhere reminding us to pick up the "essentials" in preparation for the approaching school year. For college students, this can mean everything from text books to shower shoes, backpacks to bed risers. However, there are some college essentials you won't see advertised at Bed, Bath & Beyond: coping skills.

College can be stressful. Students balancing numerous demands on their time and energy can often find themselves feeling overwhelmed, at times experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. While we can't avoid experiencing stress entirely, coping skills can help us manage this stress in healthy, adaptive ways. 

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Free Online Screenings from the Counseling Center

Published August 1, 2017
















Did you know that the Counseling Center's website offers free online screenings for a variety of different mental health concerns? Check out our screenings here, or read more for additional information!

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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.

 - Please Note -
During Summer Sessions, Initial Consultation Hours at times may vary. Please contact us at (828) 262-3180 for our current schedule and to verify availability.

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