The NCCU Counseling Center is staffed by counselors and mental health professionals who specialize in individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and anger management. We strive to provide services that are nonjudgmental and confidential and hope that all students feel safe in sharing their concerns. Counseling sessions are driven by a student’s overall goal, which is developed with a counselor during the first appointment. Individual counseling can help students to define goals, make decisions, and solve problems related to personal, social, educational and career concerns. Many students find comfort in talking to a counselor in a confidential environment without the fear of judgment. Appointments are encouraged, but emergency services are also available. There are no additional fees for NCCU students to make use of counseling services or programs.
One-on-one sessions with a counselor can help students define goals, make decisions and solve problems related to personal, social, educational and career concerns. Appointments are recommended, but walk-in counseling is available during regular business hours. After hours you may reach us through the Residential Life Staff or the University Police. Appointments are typically 45 minutes to an hour.
Group counseling offers students the opportunity to learn from one another as well as the group leader. A group can serve as a support network for students who feel alone in their present concern. Our ongoing groups focus on alcohol education, successful living strategies and anger management.
Counselors are available to host workshops in classrooms and residential halls. Some outreach activities include annual screening events for depression, anxiety, eating disorders and alcohol use, and the Booze and Blues Festival. For more information regarding outreach programs, topics and requests click here.
Are you concerned about a friend, student or loved one? Counselors are available for confidential in person and phone consultations during business hours.
Training and assistantships are available to master’s-level counselor education and clinical psychology students through graduate assistantships, practica and internship placements. If you are interested in an assistantship or training placement at the Counseling Center, please send a resume and letter of interest to Dr. Carolyn Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of each semester. Applicants must have clearance through their internship or practicum coordinator to be considered for a placement. We welcome non-NCCU applicants from neighboring schools.