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.

Check out the Counseling Center's April offerings of our workshop series!

Want to learn more about mental health, coping skills, helping a friend, or the support resources available on campus? Our workshops are a fun and convenient way to hear about these topics outside the Counseling Center space. Attend one or many, go on your own or bring a friend! Extra credit slips will be made available. All App State students welcome.

Mar 28
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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.
Jan 31
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Connections Group

Spring 2019
Mondays 1:00 - 2:30 pm
February 11 - April 15

This group welcomes student with marginalized or underrepresented identities on campus to share and connect in a confidential, supportive space. Goals of the group will be to reduce isolation, have open conversations about mental health, and build coping skills.

If interested, please come by the Counseling Center for an initial consultation, offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Questions? Call (828) 262-3180 and ask for Audrey Stone.

Jan 18
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Welcome to Spring Semester 2019

It’s a new year, a new semester, and like many, you may have some new resolutions to bring you closer to your goals for 2019. If those resolutions have themes of wellness, healing, and growth, remember the Counseling Center is here to help.

Change can be hard, and reaching our goals often requires us to harness the courage to try something new. Perhaps for this semester that looks like you taking the leap into group therapy, which is the treatment of choice for many, including those who want to improve relationships, are struggling to connect on campus, or experience social anxiety. We take pride in our group program which offers a diverse menu of options ranging from general interpersonal growth groups to brave spaces for students with marginalized identities, to non-traditional healing approaches such as yoga and meditation. We also offer Quick Access Groups, which are designed to equip you with the tools you need to get feeling better fast! If you are a little hesitant about counseling, Quick Access groups are a great way to dip your toe into the Counseling Center services.


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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