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We’re excited to have a newly expanded counseling and educational groups program.  Click here to learn more about group counseling, our diverse group offerings for the fall of 2016, and to request information about a specific group!

2016 Groups

Statement of Support for Those Affected by Violence and Oppression Domestically and Abroad

You do not need to identify as a survivor or know a victim of violence to experience the emotional and physical effects of violent action. Our mental health services are available for all WFU students, and we remain available as colleagues to Wake Forest staff and faculty who would benefit from consultation.  As we collectively support one another as a community, and we invite you to review our Diversity Statement as one affirmation of the University Counseling Center’s commitment to providing nonjudgmental listening and care to all who seek us out.  Appointments can be made by calling us at 336-758-5273.

Please see below for additional information on how to care for yourself and others:

The Counseling Center provided daily suicide prevention trainings to continue our efforts to increase our community’s awareness of the signs of distress. Training included information on when and how to intervene and help people who may be thinking of killing themselves.  All participants during the week were entered into a raffle to win some sweet prizes. Congrats to Elizabeth Reale (Beats Headphones) and Chloe Holt (Yoga Prize Pack – Yoga mat, Yogitoes towel, Hydroflask water bottle)!

Elizabeth Reale Beats Headphones Winner (Suicide Prevention Blitz Week Spring 2016)

Chloe Holt-Yoga Prize Pack Winner (Suicide Prevention Week Spring 2016)

March 15, 2016:  A squad of UCC counseling fairies were back for a sneak-attack at ZSR Library, just in time for midterms. Be on the look-out for a full deployment for final exams!

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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!

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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!

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

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

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