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Welcome to The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center recognizes the significant impact the recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade may have on female-identified students and others who are part of our campus community. We are available in person and via phone  to offer support. Please feel free to call or stop in Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00.  If you are in the Boone area the Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage should you have an urgent mental health issue. Call the Counseling Center at (828)262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on call.

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

Call for Student Art Submissions

AppState's Counseling and Psychological Services is proud to announce a call for student art to spotlight original work by AppState students to be hung in the counseling center for the 2022-2023 academic year. Work can include all mediums, from graphic design, painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, and more. Work chosen will embody diversity, inclusion, and/or appreciation for multiculturalism within the lens of mental, emotional, psychological, and other spectrums of mental health experiences. All submitted work will be on display at a reception in late fall (specific date/time TBD). Specific work chosen to be on display in the counseling center for the 2022-2023 academic year will be announced. All screened artwork will be promoted through the counseling center’s website, newsletter, and/or social media.

Questions can be pointed to Dr. Brooke Powers at

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What Students say about the Counseling Center

We continuously strive to change and grow based on the changing needs of the student population at App State, and this often involves reviewing feedback we have received from students. One example of the type of feedback we received this past year:

“I was able to truly open up to my counselor and discovered things about myself I didn’t know before. This has helped me change some negative habits tremendously for the better.”


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 Meeting  Mental Health needs of Student Athletes.

The 2021-22 academic year marked the sixth year of a formal partnership between the counseling center and the athletics department along with the third year of having a full-time sport psychologist at App State. The new position's partial embedment within athletics has allowed for more timely and effective mental health care designed specifically to help navigate the unique mental health issues faced by student-athletes. Additionally, innovative approaches to care via consultation systems, pre-performance mental health screeners, groups, and mental performance workshop has enhanced mental health care accessibility and proactive team-based approaches to general student support.


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Helping Connect Students with Thriving Campus!

As Referral Coordinator for the Counseling Center, I have had the opportunity to help students and parents get connected to Therapist and Mental Health Resources in our community for almost nine years. Last year, we introduced a new Provider and Referral Database called Thriving Campus to our Referral Coordination Services. At the beginning of the 2021-2022 Academic year, we embedded the Thriving Campus database and search engine in the Counseling Center website in an effort to help students and parents easily obtain access to local Community Mental Health Providers. From Fall semester of 2021, till the Spring Semester of 2022, our Thriving Campus page has been visited over 2100 times by students and families who have viewed the Provider Profile pages 7613 times! In addition, Providers on the database have responded to request for their availability on average with in one day! The students I have been able to support in the Referral Process using Thriving Campus have overwhelmingly stated that the convenience and information provided to them via the database made the process of getting connected to resources much easier, and allowed them to tailor the searches to their specific needs.


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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