Counseling Center

Welcome to the Counseling Center

Mission Statement

In support of the educational mission of the University and the Division of Student Affairs, the Counseling Center provides a broad range of psychological, counseling, and educational services that facilitate the personal and academic success of students enrolled at UNCW.

Counseling Center Services

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Counseling Center is not currently offering in-person therapy.  However, we are doing teletherapy (i.e., therapy sessions done over video). Currently, we are offering individual teletherapy. We are not offering group or couples teletherapy. To be eligible for individual teletherapy you must be a current UNCW student, currently living in North Carolina, and complete required paperwork. If you are interested in initiating teletherapy, you can email or call 910-962-3746.

If you are not eligible or interested in our teletherapy services you can use our referral database to find a local therapist or use Psychology Today for additional options. Additionally, if you are a student, you can call and schedule a phone appointment with our Clinical Resources Coordinator who will discuss referral options with you.

In addition to offering teletherapy, we have added to our self-help resources and additional self-help information can be found at the Healthy Hawks website. We will be hosting a variety of virtual events that will be posted on WaveLink. For a variety of helpful psychoeducational videos please visit our new YouTube channel.

Summer semester, we will continue offering teletherapy, referral appointments, and outreach programs. We will also offer in-person crisis consultations. These are one time appointments to help a student cope with mental health crisis (such as, suicidal or homicidal thoughts, urges, or plans; hallucinations or hearing voices; or an inability cope with a recent crisis). When the Counseling Center is open, you can initiate a crisis consultation session by coming to the center and completing required paperwork. During your visit in the center, you will be required to comply with posted COVID-19 safety protocols. 

After business hours, student may obtain a crisis phone consultation by calling the Counseling Center at 910-962-3746 and following the recorded instructions.

In the case of a life-threatening emergency: Please immediately call "911" at any time of the day or night.

Additional Crisis Resources


If you have difficulty accessing any information from the Counseling Center web pages or other information throughout our site, please contact us by telephone at 910-962-3746 or by email at and we will provide alternatives.