The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.

Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/6/2020 at 5:20 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Welcome to The Counseling Center

Counseling Center Services During COVID-19

The Counseling and Psychological Services Center remains committed to assisting and supporting students during this time.  How we deliver these services is slightly different due to CDC recommendations for social distancing, and may continue to evolve:

  • Phone Consultations:  We are scheduling phone consultations to help students interested in continuing or getting started with services, who would like to talk about support for themselves during this time, or who would like assistance with referrals or other resources.  Please call us at 828-262-3180 to schedule a phone consultation to discuss options.
  • Emergency Services:  Please see our updated emergency services page.
  • Self-Help:  See our website below for taking care of your mental health during COVID-19.  There are self-help resources available to assist with anxiety, depression, sleep, relationships, traumatic events, etc.  See also these additional on-line Mental Health Resources during COVID-19.
  • TeleMental Health:  Please call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 to schedule a phone consultation to speak with a counselor about options for services that will match your needs, including counseling through TeleMental Health.  Please review the Counseling Center's TeleMental Health Informed Consent.
  • We now offer Quick Access Virtual Workshops – Anxiety Toolbox, Kind Mind, and HEALS (Healthy Emotions and Life Skills).
  • Additional local and national resources are available at the Dean of Students Case Management page.

Please see our Counseling Center Forms page for any needed documents.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health during the COVID-19 Infectious Disease Outbreak

(Adapted with permission from Northwestern University Counseling and Psychological Services)

During this time of uncertainty and change, individuals’ emotional and mental health may understandably be impacted. Reactions to a crisis, whether or not one has been directly exposed to the disease, can vary from person to person. As you recognize the demands that the current situation has placed on you and others, please consider the following recommendations for caring for your mental wellbeing during this challenging time. 


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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.

During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.

Prevent Suicide Block