All UCC staff place a high priority on privacy and confidentiality. All communications between a client and a counselor, including the decision regarding whether or not to seek counseling, are confidential to the full extent provided by law and are not released outside the University Counseling Center without a voluntarily signed consent.
Short-term individual counseling is available at no cost for various personal issues including: adjustment to university life; stress management; interpersonal relationships with friends, family, or peers; anxiety; depression; disordered eating and body image issues. The UCC provides confidential counseling within a brief therapy model to ensure all students have the opportunity to access our services within a reasonable amount of time. Note: Please review this information if you are coming to the UCC to request an academic accommodation or relief.
As a result of the university conduct or other administrative process, a student may be required to attend a one-session assessment related to either alcohol/other drug misuse or personal safety. An administrator may ask the student to sign a release form related to attendance only, so that the counselor conducting the assessment can confirm that the student attended the session. No clinical information (content of session or recommendations) will be required to be shared, though a student may choose to have their counselor convey more detailed information. Students attending an alcohol/other drug misuse assessment as a result of a conduct hearing will be required by the Dean of Students Office to provide documentation of compliance with the recommendations of the assessment.
Support and Counseling Groups
Confidential support and counseling groups are offered for students affected by family alcoholism; rape or other sexual assault; grief due to the death of a loved one; family transitions resulting from parents’ separation, divorce and/or remarriage; gay, lesbian, or bisexual orientation; disordered eating; body image; and interpersonal relationship issues. Other groups can be initiated depending on the needs of students at any particular time. Groups tailored to specific objectives such as stress management, self-esteem, or assertiveness training are also provided.
UCC staff can assist in referring students to off-campus providers when requested. We keep an excellent updated list of mental health providers and specialists in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area. Students seeking referrals to complete an alcohol/other drug misuse assessment can find a comprehensive list here.
For information or to schedule an appointment, call the University Counseling Center: 336.758.5273.