UNC Charlotte Counseling Center

On this site, you will find information about the services we offer in the Center, links to a variety of mental health resources, and details about our pre-doctoral internship and practicum training programs.  We hope you enjoy exploring this information and find these resources helpful.  Please be in touch with us if you find there are things we can do to be helpful to you, whether you are a UNC Charlotte student, faculty or staff member, family member or friend of a member of the UNC Charlotte community.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Counseling Center at UNC Charlotte aspires to create an affirming, accessible, and safe environment that celebrates human diversity. We understand diversity to include but not be limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identify and expression, sexual identity, sex, age, socio-economic status, religion, ability, nationality, and language. We are dedicated to social justice through increased awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination.
 


Statement in Response to Ongoing Violence against the Black Community

As many students, faculty, and staff begin to cope with the pain of the recent shootings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and of Keith Lamont Scott in our home city of Charlotte, the staff of the Counseling Center at UNC Charlotte want to voice our solidarity with and support for our Black students, staff, and faculty and all members of our community who are affected by these tragedies. We acknowledge that these tragedies spark deep pain, fear, anger, frustration, and exhaustion, especially in the context of historical racism and oppression. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of these tragedies.

We recognize that many students at UNC Charlotte are affected by the above events, and we want to offer our support. Please know that the Counseling Center is available for UNC Charlotte students who need the safe space to talk about these events. We also recognize the need for other safe spaces outside the Counseling Center and the need for community support. Below is a list of some on-campus and off-campus support resources. We encourage you to reach out to people you can trust and who can support you in coping with your reactions. We also encourage you to know your limits, and allow yourself permission to set boundaries in conversation and with social media so that you can take care of yourself. You may also click this following link for a 15-minute Black Lives Matter meditation: http://drcandicenicole.com/2016/07/black-lives-matter-meditation/.

University Counseling Center

Counseling services for students are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm by calling the Center at 704-687-0311 or visiting us at 158 Atkins. More detailed information about our services is available throughout this website. We call your attention to our statement on inclusion and diversity below.  More information about support services will be available as events unfold. 

On Campus Resources for Students

Multicultural Resource Center
Student Union 210
704-687-7121

Dean of Students Office
217 King Building
704-687-0345

On Campus Student Organizations

Black Student Union
Shomari Jones
Sjone223@uncc.edu

Caribbean Connection
Melyvonn Leon
fleon@uncc.edu

The Undergraduate Association for the Study of Black History
Brittney Jones
Bjone132@uncc.edu

100 Black Women
Ashley Thomas
Athom165@uncc.edu

United Black Professionals
Jamal White
Jwhit221@uncc.edu

Black Graduate Student Organization
Josephine Appiah
Jappiah1@uncc.edu

Advocates for Change
Caroline Unruh
cunruh@uncc.edu

Community Resources

100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte
740 W. 5th Street Suite 206
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-375-7300
Infor@100blackmenofcharlotte.org
www.100blackmenofcharlotte.org

Q City Metro
Qcitymetro.com

NAACP Chapters of Greater Charlotte
http://www.charlottenaacp.com/

NAACP Chapter of North Carolina
www.naacpnc.org

Resources for Staff and Faculty
Support services for faculty and staff are available through ComPsych. 
|Please see http://hr.uncc.edu/employee-relations/compsych-guidance-resources-employee-assistance-program for more information regarding available resources. 


 

Suicide Prevention Week activities

 


Thanks to everyone who joined the Counseling Center and Center for Wellness Promotion for National Suicide Prevention Week activities.

Photos and information about other suicide prevention activities can be found in the Suicide Prevention section of this website.


 


 

Statement in response to ongoing violence against underrepresented groups

The staff of the Counseling Center at UNC Charlotte have been following the horrific and tragic events that have occurred recently in Orlando, FL, Baton Rouge, LA, Falcon Heights, MN, and Dallas, TX. We cannot begin to imagine the level of pain, invalidation, frustration and anger that many people are trying to come to terms with, and make sense of, in the aftermath of such senseless violence and unnecessary deaths.  We recognize that these tragedies are evidence of historical systemic oppression and the devaluing of Black lives and bodies in our society, even now.   Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all the victims of these tragedies.

We recognize that diverse communities of UNC Charlotte are affected by these tragedies and may be in need of support. Please know that the Counseling Center is, as always, committed to promoting inclusion and we honor the diversity and strength within the University community during these difficult times.  We strive to listen to and validate the lived experiences of those who have been historically disenfranchised and disregarded, and provide support in coping with such feelings of marginalization and helplessness.  

Resources for Students

Counseling services for students are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm by calling the Center at 704-687-0311 or visiting us at 158 Atkins. Students seeking emergency support outside of business hours should call the Counseling Center at  704-687-0311 to be directed to FoneMed nurse triage. More detailed information about our services is available throughout this website. We call your attention to our statement on inclusion and diversity below.  More information about support services will be available as events unfold. 

Resources for Staff and Faculty

Support services for faculty and staff are available through ComPsych.  Please see http://hr.uncc.edu/employee-relations/compsych-guidance-resources-employee-assistance-program for more information regarding available resources. 

Resources related to Black LIves Matter

Resources related to violence agains the LGBTQ community