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. 


Accessing Services

Published June 4, 2018

















Our entrance and lobby area are undergoing renovations to prepare for the fall semester. This summer, our alternate entrance door can be found across Howard Street from the College of Education, between the Miles Annas Building and the AppalCart College Station bus stop. Blue signs are posted to guide the way into the Center. This route does involve stairs. If you have difficulty accessing the entrance, please call us at 828-262-3180 so that we can assist.


In Boone this summer? The Counseling Center is open and services are available. Eligibility for services in the summer includes students who are enrolled in at least one of the summer sessions or a student who was enrolled in the most recent spring semester and is enrolled in the upcoming fall semester. To get started, students may walk in for an initial consultation (hours listed above). We also offer consultations for faculty, staff, and students on how to help students in distress.

Wondering if counseling services are a good fit for you? Check out our website (counseling.appstate.edu) or our free and anonymous online screenings (http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/APPSTATE) to learn more!


“Don’t Judge a Book…”: Going Beyond First Impressions

Published June 1, 2018

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Selling back textbooks is a common end-of-semester tradition. I had this experience many times as a college student, but one semester was different. While my intent was to earn some extra money for groceries or rent, instead I learned that my first impressions of people are not always accurate. I also became aware of the sometimes invisible ways that mental health and stigma impact people’s lives.

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Managing Transitions with Self-Help Resources

Published May 17, 2018

Mindfulness Stones

As the school year comes to a close, many of us are "switching gears" and making plans for travel, starting new internships or jobs, or preparing for new class schedules. Changing routines can be stressful and connecting with new sources of support can take some time, so these transitional periods are a great opportunity to try out some new self-help tools! Here are a few of our favorites:

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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 lazarek@appstate.edu.


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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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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