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UCC Sept 2015

The staff of the University Counseling Center invite you to learn more about who we are and the services that we provide to our community, and to explore the resources we have available on this website.  Our staff is comprised of licensed mental health providers and graduate trainees, and we are committed to advocating for the mental health  and wellbeing of the Wake Forest community.

Main Office:  The UCC is located in 118 Reynolda Hall and open 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday for scheduled and emergency walk-in appointments.  After-hours and weekend crisis response available when school is in session by calling the Student Health Service (336.758.5218). Our services are free to all full-time undergraduate and graduate/professional students on the Reynolda Campus.

UCC Satellite Location:  In addition to the main 118 Reynolda Hall location, the UCC is currently operating a satellite location for some returning clients only.  New clients and clients experiencing a psychological emergency should come to our main office location.  For clients whose counselor has informed them that their next session will be in the satellite location, it is located in Reynolda Hall Suite B07:  take the elevator or stairs located between the Sustainability Office and Student Financial Services down 2 levels (Level B).  Upon arriving at Level B there will be signage directing you to where you will need to go.  Please have a seat in our designated waiting area until your counselor comes to bring you to their office.  Please contact our main office with any questions.

For life-threatening emergencies call 911 from a campus phone, or 336.758.5911

The University Counseling Center places a high priority on privacy and confidentiality. All communications between a client and a counselor, including the decision to seek counseling, are confidential to the full extent provided by law and are not released outside the Counseling Center without a voluntarily signed consent.  

UCC News:

December 10, 2015:  The #‎counselingfairies were a hit!  We talked to over 500 students in the South Campus Residence Halls (we may have also enticed them with pizza), and in the ZSR Library (great snack bags!).  Good luck for the last three days of exams – we’ll be back next semester!




December 9, 2015: Make a wish! #‎counselingfairies will be visiting @ZSR Library and South Campus residence halls tonight!


December 8, 2015:  ZSR Library, Benson Center, and Reynolda Hall all got to see some of the #‎counselingfairies‬ this morning!  Keep an eye out for more visits during exams.



December 7, 2015:  Why are there fairy wings being delivered to the UCC? ‪#‎foodfairies‬‪ #‎counselingfairies‬IMG_5161



November 16, 2015:  The UCC family continues to grow!  Ms. Orita McCorkle joins our staff today as a Staff Counselor.  Orita is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a graduate of the WFU Department of Counseling, is a former Resident Advisor and Graduate Hall Director at Wake Forest, and has most recently spent the last three years working in community mental health.  We’re so excited to have her return to the WFU family!Orita

October 19, 2015:  Today we welcome two new staff to the Unversity Counseling Center!  Ms. Regina Abdou joins us as a Staff Counselor, and comes to us most recently from SUNY-Purchase where she was the director of the Wellness Center.  Dr. Christine (Chrissie) Love Sterk is our new Assistant Director for Training and most recently coordinated training at the Indiana State University Counseling Center.  Swing by the UCC to say hi and welcome them, and get to know them a little better by checking out our staff bios!


Partnering with Wellbeing:

September 26, 2015: Throwback to last month’s annual Arrive and Thrive event held on Manchester Plaza.  UCC staff and partners helped the WFU community play at the Emotional Dimension table.  We couldn’t keep Dr. Denisha Champion away from the bubbles!

DC Thrive 2015 part 2


We made it to the big time!

September 1, 2015: We had a VIP come by the University Counseling Center table during the Business School Resource Fair.  Thanks to Drs. Denisha Champion and Andréa Cantarelli, and intern Kelsey Bullard for helping with the outreach!



Missed the “Just For Parents” presentation during First-Year Orientation?  

Check out the Tips For Parents page!

Welcome Dr. Rebecca Fogley!

August 3, 2015:  Dr. Rebecca Fogley has joined the UCC family as a staff psychologist.  Becca comes to Wake Forest from a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Counseling Center.   In addition to her clinical work with clients, Becca will focus on coordinating our expanding groups program. Click here to learn more about Becca and the rest of our staff.Becca's Headshot Edit

We’re growing – come join our team!

July 6, 2015:  We are currently recruiting for two new staff psychologist/counselor positions, as well as an Assistant Director for Training, and new part-time administrative assistant.  Check out the WFU employment page to submit an application!

The WFU Counseling Center bids a very bittersweet farewell to two of our campus and counseling center institutions:

June 30, 2015:  Dr. Marianne Schubert, psychologist and former director of the WFU Counseling Center for 38 years, and Dr. Alan Cameron, psychologist and associate director for 28 years retired today.  Our staff truly cannot express our gratitude for the excellent care they have provided to thousands of students, as well as to our staff and the larger WFU community.  They have been our friends, mentors, and teachers and will be missed deeply.  And though we’re sure they will miss us, Alan’s acrobatics as he left the office for the last time did make us wonder a bit!  :)


Check out this great article about how to successfully engage in therapy:

12 Tips for People Considering Therapy


Grief Resources

Sleep Problems?  Check out this great article for some help!

 What Screens Do To Our Sleep


April 11, 2015: 2nd Annual Hope for the Hopeless Bike Ride/Walk to Support Suicide Prevention

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 Welcome to our new Assistant Director for Clinical Services, Dr. Daniel Paredes!

Dan Paredes

 Mindful Awareness Group (MAG) is back for Late Spring!

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 WFU Becomes Member of Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program:

Jed and Clinton Campus Program Seal