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Counseling is a process designed to help you cope with anything that negatively affects your school, work or friendships. You discuss your concerns and troubles with a professional who’s trained to listen and help. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.

Are psychiatric services available?

No, but Counseling Services and the Student Health Center both refer students to off-campus psychiatrists.

How long and how often are the counseling sessions?

Counseling sessions typically are 45-50 minutes, either weekly or biweekly. You and your counselor determine a schedule that meets your needs.

How do I make an appointment?

Call 704-233-8979, email us or stop by the Counseling Services Office in Dickson-Palmer Student Center.

How long does it take to get an appointment?

We make every effort to see students as quickly as possible.

What can I expect in my first appointment?

After you finish the first session paperwork and informed consent form, you and your counselor discuss scheduling and plans.

What if I’m concerned for another student?

Many resources are available if you have a friend or classmate in crisis.

What if I’m having a crisis after you’ve closed?

Phone the after-hours residence life staff member at 704-233-8000, and they will provide you with assistance needed.

Who is eligible for counseling and how much does it cost?

We offer free counseling to all currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate and graduate students at Wingate University.

Who will find out what I discuss in my counseling sessions?

Everything you say in counseling is confidential, with a few exceptions in extreme circumstances.

Why should I talk to a stranger about my problems?

Someone who isn’t a friend or family member can provide a fresh, neutral perspective.