Greensboro College offers free counseling to all students currently enrolled. Counseling Services provide a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for you to discuss any life concerns, challenges, and opportunities that may come up throughout your college career. College life, while exciting and fruitful, can also be difficult and trying at times.
However, you do not need to be in crisis to benefit from counseling services.
Sometimes, it helps to talk with someone trusted and unbiased about your concerns, privately. The counseling process includes problem-solving, expansion of awareness, better coping solutions, and personal growth. The more you actively participate in your overall well-being, the healthier you will be.
Students with presenting problems (sometimes referred to as “reason for encounter’ or “chief complaint”) 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
- Depression and/or thoughts of suicide
- Family concerns
- Feeling lonely or isolated
- Grief and loss
- Identity issues related to race, ethnicity, religious/spiritual beliefs, sexuality, etc.
- Interpersonal relationships
- Irritability and anger
- Sleep disturbance
- Stress management
- Substance abuse
- Weight or body image concerns
If you have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or any 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 this page.
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.
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 a situation where the student is in imminent danger of hurting themself 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)
- 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
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
- 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)
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 consultations. 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.
Mental Health Resources By Category
(in alphabetical order)
ADHD / ADD
Alcohol / Drug Information
- Al-Anon (help for families of alcoholics)
- Alcohol and Drug Recovery Programs
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- College Drinking
- College Fact Sheet for Parents
- Find an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
- Find a Narcotics Anonymous meeting
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
- Eating Disorders Info
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Parent Toolkit
- The Renfrew Center Foundation
- Association for Death Education and Counseling
- The Compassionate Friends
- Good Grief, Inc.
- Hospice Foundation of America
- Normal Reactions to Loss
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Issues (LGBTQ)
- Answers to your Questions about Sexuality
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender National Help Center
- Human Rights Campaign
- LGBTQ Resources for Addiction, Mental Health, & Rehab
- NC PRIDE
- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- Resource Guild for LGBTQ+ Students
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.)
- Comfortable Place (12 minutes)
- Gratitude Meditation (8 minutes)
- Leaves on a Stream (8 minutes)
- Mindfulness of Emotions (10 minutes)
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation (22 minutes)
- Mental Health Medications– uses, treatment, side effects, etc.
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychological Association
- Campus Health and Safety
- Half of Us (interactive videos, mental health info)
- Mental Health America
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Greensboro College Sexual Misconduct Policy
- Family Services- Sexual Assault Info
- Moses Cone Hospital- SANE program (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners)
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Suicide Prevention and Warning Signs
- American Association of Suicidology
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
- Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Trauma / Violence
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Tips for Recovering from Traumatic Event
- Trauma, Grief, and Violence
Wellness / Relaxation / Stress Reduction
Questions about Counseling Services?
Feel free to reach out and email the Greensboro College Counseling Dept., and someone will get back to you shortly.
Ashlyn Hodges, MSW, LCSW
Director of Counseling Services
Phone: (336) 272-7102 Ext: 5224