Welcome to The Counseling Center

Thank you for visiting!  We offer an array of services and resources to help students move toward their life goals, as well as information and consultation to parents, faculty, and staff as you support them.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Healthy Relationships

We all seek love and approval as human beings. Sometimes relationships become difficult to manage. We may feel misunderstood and unimportant to those we care deeply about. We try to make sense of things we do not understand and sometimes we are quick to judge and assume. The pain of feeling misunderstood is sometimes far greater than the contentment of feeling understood. In that space, sometimes our relationships and friendships are severed. This depends sometimes on how we perceive people and make sense of their behavior. We oscillate between either blaming ourselves or others. This, in turn, makes us feel rejected and unwanted. We seek ways to soothe ourselves and in that process make choices that are unhealthy for us.


Jun 7
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Summer Counseling Available

In Boone this summer? The Counseling Center is open and services are available for enrolled students.

To get started, students may walk in for an Initial Consultation: Mon-Fri 8:30-11:00 A.M. and 1:00-4:00 P.M. Please Note: These Hours may vary slightly during different weeks of the summer. Please contact us at 828-262-3180 for our current schedule and availability.


Jun 4
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Call for Student Art Submissions

We are excited to invite AppState students to submit their original artwork for a rotating display in the Counseling Center.

We are especially seeking work that is representative of diverse identities and promotes positive mental health. Possible themes could include growth, resilience, connection, challenge, and comfort.

Please submit the following to counseling@appstate.edu by Friday, March 1st.

  • Artist name,
  • the title, size, and medium of the piece,
  • a clear image of the piece, 
  • brief artist statement (150 words or less).

Submission Guidelines:

  • Work should be ready to display (i.e. framed and/or hang-able). Sculpture pieces will be considered depending on the space available.
  • We will screen your work for appropriateness. Works should be inclusive, supportive of student mental health, and unlikely to be distressing for clients of the Center.
  • Artists are responsible for delivering their pieces to the Counseling Center and picking them up by an agreed upon deadline.
  • Depending on the number of submissions received, we will display pieces for one to two semesters at a 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