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.
Location and Hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In case of an emergency, call 911 or any of the following hotlines listed below:
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