A guide to help recognize, respond
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If you are a new client and interested in beginning counseling, please follow the link below to complete the initial paperwork and to schedule an initial/intake appointment.
If you have attended a counseling session with one of our counselors and would like to continue, please email your counselor directly to schedule an appointment.
If you have questions or are a student seeking resources you can email your counselor or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call (704) 233-8979. We try to return all messages within one business day.
If you are in crisis, please reach out.
- Business Hours: (704) 233-8979
- After Hours or life threatening emergencies, Campus Safety: (704) 233-8999 or 911
Wingate's Office of Counseling Services provides confidential, free, short-term mental health treatment to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Our counselors are licensed mental health professionals and supervised graduate student interns. In general, counselors do not give advice, but seek to help clients understand themselves and their situation more fully in order to more clearly see their options. Our counselors cannot guarantee specific results, however, counseling does benefit many people.
How We Can Help
There are many common issues that clients may discuss in counseling. And there are no right or wrong reasons to seek counseling. Reasons may include:
- Abuse or trauma
- Anxiety and stress
- Conflict management
- Grief and loss
- Interpersonal relationships
- Transitioning to college
We offer support and brief counseling to students recovering from sexual assault or domestic violence. Counselors also perform crisis intervention.
Promoting Academic Success
Counselors can help you develop academic and study skills. We work with you to devise strategies for time management, test anxiety and motivation. We may also refer you to the Academic Resource Center or Disability Support Services.
Identifying Additional Resources
Counseling services are here to help students as best we can; however, it’s beyond our scope to provide long-term, intensive counseling or psychotherapy. We can’t provide ongoing counseling to students appearing to be a recurring high risk to themselves or the university community. We also do not offer treatment services for alcohol or drug abuse. Counselors can meet with students who have been diagnosed with serious psychiatric conditions or are struggling with substance abuse. The counselor provides support, assesses needs and refers the student to appropriate off-campus resources. Counselors can’t prescribe or monitor medication. Students with questions about medication can request a referral to the Health Center or an off-campus physician.
For referrals try Mi-Resource for community provider options. It can give you contact information about licensed providers in our area. Click here to explore Mi-Resource.
A guide to help recognize, respond
- Are psychiatric services available?
- How long and how often are the counseling sessions?
- How do I make an appointment?
- Where are counseling offices located?
- How long does it take to get an appointment?
- What if I’m concerned for another student?
- What if I’m having a crisis after you’ve closed?
- Who is eligible for counseling and how much does it cost?
- Who will find out what I discuss in my counseling sessions?
- Why should I talk to a stranger about my problems?
In case of an emergency, call 911 or any of the following hotlines listed below:
- Ambulance, Fire and Police: 911
- Campus Safety: 704-233-8999
- CMC-Union Hospital: 704-283-3100
- Residence Life After Hours: 704-233-8000
- Wingate University Counseling Office: 704-233- 8979
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE or 800-799-7233
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Questioning Youth Hotline: 866-4-U-TREVOR or 866-488-7386
- Carolinas Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.