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

(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 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.

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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