Welcome to The Counseling Center

Introducing the Social Work Care Collaborative (SWCC)

Engagement, Collaboration, Support, Assessments, Referrals, Outreach, Care, Counseling, Advocacy…. The Social Work Care Collaborative (SWCC) offers a wide range of services to the community and to App State students!

The SWCC was established in the Spring semester of 2019 to support members of our community while providing students with a quality field experience with activities on the individual, groups, community, and organizational levels. The SWCC has partnered with other departments in the Beaver College of Health Sciences, other colleges, community members, organizations and agencies to help fill areas of service gaps and to assist other groups in meeting or extending their identified service goals.


Apr 30
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"Finding Balance During Breaks"

As many college students look forward to a well-deserved break this summer, we know that time away from campus can also present its own unique set of challenges and stressors. With this in mind, we've created a new self-help guide, "Finding Balance During Breaks," that includes tips for maintaining healthy routines, relationships, and more during breaks from school. We've also included ways to stay connected with the Counseling Center and our resources, in addition to a variety of national resources that may be helpful for students while away from campus. Check it out on the Self-Help page of our website for this and other self-help materials. Happy summer!


Apr 29
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Statement and Support from the Counseling Center

While many express current feelings of relief from the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, the Counseling Center recognizes that one verdict does not change decades and centuries of oppression. We know many have a range of feelings that come from personal experiences with systemic racism, violence, multigenerational racial trauma, and the weathering effects of microaggressions that can occur daily. The recent deaths of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, violence in the Sikh community in Indianapolis, and violence toward Asian Americans weigh heavily, particularly on students of color.


Apr 21
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Coping Strategies for the Home Stretch

The end of the semester brings many events together at once – from finishing final projects to preparing for the next steps for the summer or your career, to changing relationships. There is a lot to juggle, and while many of these events can be exciting and something we look forward to, these times remind us that even good events in our life can be stressful. Here are some reminders about healthy coping strategies – pick one or two and add them into your days over the coming weeks:


Apr 7
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Contact Us

1st Floor, Miles Annas Building
P.O. Box 32044
614 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28608
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.

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.

For additional resources see our Emergency Services page.

Prevent Suicide Block