Confidential, No Cost, Supportive Services for You
The members of Counseling Services are here to support students who are experiencing stress, discomfort or dissatisfaction in their personal lives. Counseling services are available at no cost to all Winston-Salem State University students who are enrolled full time.
The Mental Health First Aid Champions are not trained counselors, but are faculty and staff members who are trained to help student address non-crisis personal issues and concerns. The MHFA Champions meet with students virtually through Sip & Chat Sessions or at the WSSU Walking Path through the Walk and Talk Session. Each experience is 60 minutes and free of charge.
The mission of the Counseling Services is to serve as a resource for faculty, staff and especially students as they complete their studies at Winston-Salem State University. In doing so we offer services that will enhance student self-awareness and responsibility while enabling the retention efforts of the university. These services include and are not limited to counseling and therapy that addresses serious psychological problems, issues related to relationships, student sanctions, substance abuse and alcohol abuse prevention, family functioning, emergencies and crisis situations, adjustment issues, decision making, academics, anxiety, and depression.
The Counseling Services team supports faculty and staff by facilitating workshops for classes, outreach events, and consultation to help students in need. The office is staffed with clinical licensed therapists and psychiatric care is available on a part-time basis. The Counseling Services staff affirms and supports policies regarding affirmative action, grievance procedures and sexual harassment.