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.


Introducing our Quick Access Groups!

Published October 15, 2017

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Offerings for Fall 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that we are now offering Quick Access Groups each day of the week in order to provide students with practical tools to help manage stress and other mental health concerns.  In order to attend, please contact your counselor or ICON clinician with the name of the group you are interested in attending.  Your counselor will talk with you more about the group, if it is a good fit, and how to get signed up!

  1. RIO Group (Recognition, Insight, and Openness Group)
  • This Acceptance and Commitment-based group is designed to help clients become aware of themselves and their coping skills, gain new skills and ways to think, feel, and behave, and develop the ability to experience the full range of emotions to foster resiliency. RIO complements individual therapy by setting the groundwork for what change looks like. RIO is also appropriate for students who want to develop coping skills as opposed to traditional talk therapy. Students are encouraged to share, but it is not required.
    Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Fridays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  1. Anxiety & Stress Management Workshop
  • We can’t eliminate all stressors, but we can balance stressors with coping skills! This experiential and psychoeducational group will provide students who experience anxiety and stress-related issues with simple and effective coping skills they can incorporate into their lives in order to reduce distress and increase positive coping and self-care.  Each week students will be introduced to a new skill they can practice in session and take home with them to help combat stress.
    Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Read more

Invite a Counseling Center’s Mental Health Ambassador into your classroom or club meeting!

Published September 2, 2017

As we all work together to break the stigma surrounding mental health & counseling!

 Why schedule an MHA presentation?

  •     One in four young adults between the ages of 18 & 24 have a diagnosable mental illness yet this age group shows the lowest rate of help seeking
  •     Mental health issues are a leading impediment to academic success
  •     Untreated mental illness in college students is associated with lower GPA & drop out
  •     Treatment is effective but shame & stigma interfere with access
  •     Our trained peers are the most effective means of encouraging our students to seek help

Its Real: College Students and Mental Health video coverWe are excited to offer a NEW program this year!
A short film featuring real stories and experiences of students. It’s Real that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help.


To schedule a screening of this film or another mental health presentation go to www.mha.appstate.edu or contact lovindm@appstate.edu.


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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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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