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Personal Counseling

At College of The Albemarle, we recognize the counseling function as an integral part of the educational process. Counseling can enhance your personal growth and to cope effectively with crises. Counselors can assist you in your personal, social, and academic development while at the college.

Counseling is a process of exploring issues, learning new ways to cope, and increasing satisfaction with life. Counselors can assist you in clarifying goals and finding solutions to problems through caring, listening, guiding self-exploration, suggesting new perspectives for consideration, and providing information. Counseling is not telling you what to do, how to feel, or who to be but, rather, helping you to identify what resources and programs will best meet your needs.

At times, everyone can benefit from a counseling relationship with a trained professional. Counselors can provide a safe environment for you to discuss a particular issue in your personal life, and you can be assured that counseling sessions will remain confidential. Counselors also make referrals to other campus and community resources when appropriate to assist you in meeting your specific needs.

COA Counselors

Dare County Campus
Martha Johnson, Assistant Dean, office 104 (A), (252) 473-2264 x 223, martha_johnson@albemarle.edu

Edenton-Chowan Campus
Dr. Amanda Hodges, Interim Dean, office 501, (252) 482-7900 2437, amanda_hodges@albemarle.edu

Elizabeth City Campus
John M. Wells, Director, Counseling & Career Development, AE 124, (252) 335-0821 x 2243, john_wells@albemarle.edu


Counseling Resources
Find local health, social services, psychological, and intervention providers as well as links for assistance with a variety of issues

Albemarle Counseling Resources
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