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Welcome to The Counseling Center


The Counseling Center will be closed Monday August, 15th 2022 for Fall Planning. If you need assistance, or are experiencing a Mental Health Emergency, you can dial (828)262-3180 and select option: 0 to reach our On-Call After-Hours Line. 

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

Join us for Plant Your Roots at App during welcome week!

Students at this event will have the opportunity during welcome week to pot a plant to take home as they settle back in for a new school year! We will discuss the parallels of plant care and mental health care. Students will have a chance to decorate their plant pot, repot their new plant, create a plant care and self-care plan card, and discuss mental health resources.


Jul 26
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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

Jun 27
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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.”


May 31
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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.


May 31
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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 resources and support