There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
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
- Irritability and anger
- Sleep disturbance
- Depression and/or thoughts of suicide
- 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.
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.
- Monarch Bellemeade Center (community mental health clinic): 201 N. Eugene St. (24/7 walk-in clinic located at the Bellemeade Street entrance.)
- Moses Cone Behavioral Health, 700 Walter Reed Drive (24/7 crisis walk-in services available)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Emily Holmes, MS, EdS, NCC, LPC, Director of Counseling Services
325 Main Bldg.
815 W. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 272-7102, ext. 5224
Mental Health Resources By Category
- Half of Us (interactive videos, mental health info)
- Campus Health and Safety
- American Psychological Association
- American Counseling Association
- National Institute of Mental Health
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Mental Health America
Suicide Prevention and warning signs
- Suicide Prevention
- American Association of Suicidology
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-TALK
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Eating Disorders Info
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders
- National Eating Disorders Association
- The Renfrew Center Foundation
- Parent Toolkit
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Issues (LGBT)
- Answers to your Questions about Sexuality
- Human Rights Campaign
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender National Help Center
- NC PRIDE
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- Normal Reactions to Loss
- Teen Grief Reading Resources
- Association for Death Education and Counseling
- The Compassionate Friends
- Hospice Foundation of America
- Good Grief, Inc.
- College Drinking
- College Fact Sheet for Parents
- Al-Anon (help for families of alcoholics)
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Find an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
- Find a Narcotics Anonymous meeting
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Alcohol and Drug Recovery Programs
- Greensboro College Sexual Misconduct Policy
- Family Services- Sexual Assault Info
- Moses Cone Hospital- SANE program (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners)
- NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- National Wellness Institute
- Relaxation Exercises – download recording (A special thanks to the Hobart & William Smith counseling web site.)
- Tips for Recovering from Traumatic Event
- Trauma, Grief, and Violence
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Mental Health Medications– uses, treatment, side effects, etc.
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.
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.