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Counseling Services

College can be a stressful time for students and we know that students may have trouble managing the demands of coursework with the challenges that arise in their personal lives. To assist students in achieving their academic and personal goals, we provide mental health counseling services to currently enrolled students. Services are free, confidential, and provided by a licensed counselor or counselor practitioner.

Appointments with a counselor are encouraged, but not required.

Kay Ray, Counselor, LPC, rayk673@clevelandcc.edu | 704-669-4169

Derrick Wise, TRiO Counselor, wised640@clevelandcc.edu | 704-669-4189

Services for counseling include: 

General academic and personal counseling, career counseling referrals, text anxiety, stress management, major life transitions, decision-making, goal setting, crisis intervention, mental health assessment, assistance with obtaining external resources/referrals and community connections, healthy relationships, work-life balance, and more.

Take a free self-assessment screening

(Note: online psychological screenings are for educational purposes and do not replace a formal evaluation by a licensed physician or mental health professional. The responses can help you determine whether to seek a diagnosis or treatment. The self-assessment screening includes assessment of alcohol or substance abuse, eating disorders, generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and bipolar disorders.)

After-Hours Mental Health Needs

For after-hours emergencies, call 911 for a medical or mental health emergency, or go to the closest hospital to you, such as Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland, 201 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150, (980) 487-3000

Diversity Statement for Counseling:

Our Counseling staff is committed to embracing the unique identities and characteristics of all ethnicities, faiths, orientations and life experiences. Students can expect that our professional counselors will work with you in a safe and non-judgmental fashion. We will honor and respect your uniqueness while at the same time help you resolve personal concerns. Our staff members recognize the destructive impact that stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination bring to the world. We strive to create an environment of support and acceptance when working with you.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 02:08:06 PM