At College of The Albemarle, we recognize the counseling function as an integral part of the educational process. Counseling enables students to enhance their personal growth and to cope effectively with crises. Counselors assist students in their 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 students 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 students what to do, how to feel, or who to be but, rather, helping them to identify what resources and programs will best meet their needs.
At times, everyone can benefit from a counseling relationship with a trained professional. Counselors can provide a safe environment for the student who wishes to discuss a particular issue relative to his or her personal life, and students can be assured that counseling sessions will remain confidential. Counselors also make referrals to other campus and community resources when appropriate to assist students in meeting their specific needs.
COA Counseling Resources
Want to Quit Smoking? Call 1-800-784-8669 today for a Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 a.m. Free quit coach provided.
Gambling problem? Take this free quiz to see if you need help. Call the Helpline at 877-718-5543 or go to North Carolina Problem Gambling Web Site
Susan McRae, Advisor/Student Activities, Admin. Building, Rm 134, 252-482-7900, ext. 2402, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth City Campus
John M. Wells, Director, Counseling & Career Development, AE 124, 252-335-0821, ext. 2243, email@example.com
Andrea Temple, Director of Disability Services, AE 119, 252-335-0821, ext. 2277, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dare County Campus
Laura Katz, Director, Counseling and Testing, DC 238, 252-473-2264, ext. 227, email@example.com
Find local health, social services, psychological, and intervention providers as well as links for assistance with a variety of issues
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