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Yoga for Positive Body Image

The Counseling Center in collaboration with Student Health Services is happy to offer a "Yoga for Positive Body Image" Group.

It will meet Wednesdays in the counseling center at 10:00 am-11:30 am from February 12th - March 25th (excluding Spring Break week.) This group is open to students with eating concerns, trauma, or any type of concern related to body image. All genders and gender-neutral students are welcome. The only exclusion is if a student is in another Counseling Center group this Semester then they are not able to participate in this one as well. We want to be able to reach the most students as possible with the services available.

Students who are interested in this group can contact the Counseling Center for an Initial Consultation. During this process, a student can inform the clinician that they would like a screening appointment for the Yoga for Positive Body Image Group. The screener will then make a screening appointment with Dr. Ashley Wilson for the group.

If a student is already a client at the Counseling Center (has seen a therapist in the last 30 days) they should email Dr. Ashley Wilson at and let her know they want to be screened for the group and she will set up a time with them. In addition, current clients can tell their counselor that they want to participate and they will schedule an appointment with Ashley for the group screening

Jan 16
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Welcome to Spring 2020 – Let’s Talk!

Quality relationships and simply sitting down to talk with others has a huge benefit to our mental health.

Talking with others – including those who may be different from us – helps us to understand different perspectives, better understand ourselves, and helps us build compassion. Each of us (and our world!) can benefit from creating even small moments of kindness, encouragement, and compassion.

In the spirit of creating moments of connection, the Counseling Center has a new program called "Let’s Talk." Counselor consultants are available in the Student Union on Wednesdays (New River Room 100) and Thursdays (Elk Knob Room 165) from 1:00-3:00 P.M. to talk with students who:

• May not be interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor.

• May have never talked with a counselor and would like to know what it could be like.

• Have a specific concern they would like to talk about for a few minutes.

• Are concerned about a friend and would like ideas on how to help.

• See the door open and just want to spread some cheer by saying “hello.”

Please come visit us at our Let’s Talk locations! For more information about Let’s Talk and our Let’s Talk Counselor Consultants, see

Dr. Chris Hogan

Jan 15
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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.

Prevent Suicide Block