Why We Are Here
College is a time of change, growth and transition. The emphasis is on learning during this time in your life, but college is also a time to explore your ability to cope with stress, adapt to change, form relationships, balance work and play and make personal decisions.
The counselors at the Abbey are here to help you when presented with the challenges of taking responsibility for your personal growth. During the course of your years at the Abbey, you may want help and guidance in dealing with the everyday stresses of college life, self-confidence, emotions or finding your personal values. This is why we are here.
Who Can Use It
Currently enrolled Belmont Abbey College students may utilize counseling services or consultations. If it is determined that another agency or person may better meet a student’s needs, he or she is referred on a voluntary basis to that source. If a student is referred to an off-campus therapist, he or she will be responsible for all fees.
Our services are strictly confidential within all legal limits and all files are kept separate from academic records. No information is released to administration, faculty or parents without a student’s written authorization.
Faculty and staff who may be concerned about a student, or whom a student has asked for advice, should review this information for an understanding of their role.
You can call the counseling center at the numbers listed to set up an appointment. All messages on the voice mail are confidential. You may also come by the Counseling Center to make an appointment in person.
We are located in the Wellness Center- bottom level of the Haid Building- accessible via rear entrance. Call 704-461-5081
Please note: the Counseling Center at Belmont Abbey College does not address counseling issues or concerns via email or the Internet. Please address your concerns by calling or coming by the Counseling Center office.
What We Offer
The counseling Center staff provides short-term counseling on multiple issues and concerns, including:
- Self-esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Relationship Conflict
- Grief and Loss
- Eating Disorders
- Lifestyle Concerns
- Family Issues
- Substance Abuse/Dependence
*We are currently considering Master’s level counseling students for their practicum (not internship), to gain approx. 100 total semester hours of experience.
**In addition to other guidelines, Interns will act in accordance with the professional ethics and codes for counseling, as well as with the mission and values of Belmont Abbey College.
Note: In the event of an emergency, call campus police at 704-461-6200. Police will contact the counselor on call immediately.