Counseling

Counseling services are available to all enrolled students free of charge, and all counselors go to great lengths to ensure confidentiality. The counseling center is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Student Health Center building, at the corner of Glasgow and Main Streets. Counseling patients and health services patients wait in the same waiting room in the center- another way the center maintains confidentiality.

To make an appointment during regular office hours, call 704-894-2451. A counselor also remains on-call after hours and on weekends.

Counselors are available to discuss any issues you may be facing, such as:

  • Academic concerns
  • Adjusting to college
  • Alcohol / Drug abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Culture Shock
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Roommate/ peer relationship problems
  • Stress management

The counseling center staff includes four licensed professionals who see students at the Student Health Center by appointment. While each counselor is qualified to address a variety of concerns, each also has a specific area of interest and expertise.

CONFIDENTIALITY

You may speak with a counselor about anything, and with very few exceptions, the information you share with your counselor cannot be shared with anyone without your written permission. All of the college counselors subscribe to the Ethical Standards of the American Counseling Association and/or the American Psychological Association, which means the information you share will be held in the strictest confidence. The only exceptions include:

  • Situations that present a threat to your individual physical safety
  • Situations that present a threat to the physical safety of others
  • Situations involving elderly person or child abuse

PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

While there is no psychiatrist on staff, the school partners with a local private psychiatrist and will refer students who need or request psychiatric service. Counselors on staff also can provide a list of other nearby psychiatrists and help in setting up an appointment. Students are responsible for costs associated with psychiatric services.