Counseling Services

Greensboro College offers free counseling to all currently enrolled students. The goal of Counseling Services is to provide you with a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for you to discuss life concerns, challenges, and opportunities. College life, while exciting and fruitful, can also be difficult and trying. You do not need to be in crisis to benefit from counseling services. Sometimes it helps just to talk with someone privately about your concerns. Personal counseling is available for help with transitioning to college, fear of failure, feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, academic concerns and much more. The counseling process is about problem solving, expansion of awareness, better coping, and personal growth. The more you actively participate in your overall well-being, the better you will be.

Students with presenting problems determined to require long-term or more intensive intervention strategies may be referred to another qualified mental health provider in the Greensboro area.

Personal counseling is available for various personal issues including, but not limited to:

  • Adjustment to college life
  • Stress management
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability and anger
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Depression and/or thoughts of suicide
  • Procrastination
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Family concerns
  • Weight or body image concerns
  • Substance abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity issues related to race, ethnicity, religious/spiritual beliefs, sexuality, etc.

If you have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other type of sexual violence, you may refer to Greensboro College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy to learn more about your rights. If you need immediate assistance, please visit the Counseling Services office during normal business hours or refer to the Emergency Resources tab above.


All student contact and discussions with the counselor are private and confidential. Information about a student, or disclosed by the student, cannot be shared without student permission, with certain legally mandated exceptions. In fact, we cannot confirm or deny if a student is being seen at the Counseling Office without the student’s written consent. Counseling files are not part of college records and cannot be accessed without the student’s written permission.

Emergency Resources

Here are some suggestions for emergency and non-emergency situations. An emergency is defined as being a situation where the student is in imminent danger of hurting self or others.


  • Call your Residence Hall Director (RHD) or Resident Advisor (RA)
  • Campus Security – 336-312-9911
  • Counseling Services – 325 Main Building, 336-272-7102, ext. 5224
  • Student Health Services — Greensboro Hall, 336-272-7102, ext. 5277


  • Call 911
  • Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, 1200 N. Elm St.
  • Wesley Long Community Hospital, 501 N. Elam St.
  • Guilford County Behavioral Health Centers, 931 Third St. Greensboro, NC 27405, (336) 890-2700 (Open 24/7, No appointment required.)
  • Moses Cone Behavioral Health, 700 Walter Reed Drive (24/7 crisis walk-in services available)

Crisis Helplines

  • Local Behavioral Health Crisis Line, 24/7 assistance: 800-256-2452
  • Moses Cone Behavioral Health Hotline: 800-711-2635 or 336-832-9700
  • Family Services 24/7 Partner Violence and Rape Assistance: 336-273-7273
  • 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Make an Appointment

Appointments can be made by telephone, email, or personal inquiry and need to be initiated by the student(s) desiring counseling services. To schedule a new appointment please send an email to [email protected], and a counselor with be assigned based on availability.

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, with some exceptions, for appointments.

Bernette Jones, LCSW, Director of Counseling
815 W. Market St., Room 325 in Main Building
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 272-7102, ext. 5224


Mental Health Resources By Category


mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness is a state of nonjudgmental awareness of what’s happening in the present moment, including an awareness of one’s own thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Mindfulness meditation is one type of mindfulness practice that focuses on breathing and grounding one’s self in the present moment through guided practice and visualization. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to have many positive effects, such as reduced anxiety and depression and increased memory, focus, and positive well-being. The meditations below are just a small sampling, and you are encouraged to explore other mindfulness practices and meditations to find what works best for you.

(Click to play; right-click to download and save.)

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (22 minutes)
Leaves on a Stream (8 minutes)
Mindfulness of Emotions (10 minutes)
Gratitude Meditation (8 minutes)
Comfortable Place (12 minutes)

Self-Help Resources


Suicide Prevention and warning signs



Eating Disorders

Body Image


Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Issues (LGBT)


Alcohol/Drug Information

Sexual Assault/Rape


Wellness/Relaxation/Stress Reduction



Psychotropic Medications

Outreach & Consultation

The college’s director of counseling services is available to student organizations, residence halls, and the Greensboro College community for presentations, seminars, workshops, and consultation. Please provide at least two weeks’ notice to allow time for proper preparation.

Psychiatric Consultation

When appropriate the counselor may recommend a student meet with a psychiatrist or other medical professional for further evaluation. If so, this process will be discussed with the student prior to any referral. Students who are referred to off-campus providers will be responsible for payment directly to that provider. Counseling Services does not prescribe medication. Students wishing to receive a referral for medication or psychiatric consultation may contact Counseling Services at 336-272-7102, ext. 5224.