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Counseling Services

Your first visit (intake session) will give you an opportunity to meet with one of our staff to discuss your issues or concerns. Reasons for visiting the Counseling Center may include:

  • Self Discovery
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief or loss
  • Other Wellness Concerns

Typically, our services our short term in nature. The average student visits us for five to six sessions. We look forward to discussing your individual needs to determine if our services are right for you.


All personal information discussed by students in counseling sessions is treated as confidential within the Center, with certain legally mandated exceptions. Counseling files are not part of University records and cannot be accessed by parents, guardians, university personnel or faculty without the student's written permission. Additionally, your attendance at the Counseling Center cannot be verified without your written consent.

Types of Services

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling sessions assist students in addressing a wide variety of issues related to adjustment to college.

You and one of our staff will sit down to map out your concerns while developing the best therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

Sessions may occur once a week or bi weekly, and typically last 45 to 50 minutes in length and are free.

Couples Therapy

The Counseling Center provides couples therapy for students and their significant others. The significant other will need to be a student at UNC to receive couples therapy.

Couples work can help with:

  • Communication Techniques
  • Effective Partnership
  • Goal Setting
  • Argument de-escalation

Group Therapy

The Counseling Center offers a variety of therapy groups for students. In a safe and supportive setting, students have the opportunity to meet with others who have similar concerns. Group therapy is proven to be clinically beneficial and is often the service of choice by many of our students.

Below you will find many of the groups that are offered. If you are interested in any of the groups below, please complete this form or give us at a call at 970-351-2496.

  • Learning Differences

    This group will focus on creating a supportive environment in which members can explore their learning styles, as well as process present struggles with the college experience. This group will include skill building and support components.

  • Interpersonal Process

    Do you have difficulty developing and maintaining close relationships with others? Do you desire the opportunity to gain a better understanding of yourself and how to relation to others? Do you feel alone in your struggles?

    If so, this group may be a great fit for you. This group will provide the opportunity to learn and practice new skills for interacting with others to develop more self-confidence and happier relationships.

  • Mindful Living

    Mindfulness means having moment-to-moment, no judgmental awareness, which is an innate ability we all possess. Mindfulness has been shown to be a very effective tool for overcoming anxiety.

    Through the use of mindfulness exercises such as mediation, group members can learn how to be more present, focused, calm and compassionate towards themselves, and in control of their anxious thoughts.

  • Grief and Loss

    Too many students discover that they are wrestling with painful losses during their college years. Students dealing with trauma and loss often feel unsupported on campus. This group provides a safe place to express grief, anger and/or heartache while providing tools for healing.

  • Body Image

    This group will examine and process attitudes, beliefs and thoughts that result in a negative body image. As a group we will look at ways to celebrate and appreciate our bodies while challenging the negative messages we receive from the media, support systems and ourselves. This group will include both education components and process.


     The purpose of this group is to provide an open and safe place where people who are (GLBTQIA) can connect and feel supported. Weekly sessions will focus on concerns related to issues such as, coming out, dating, sexual orientation, gender identity, relationships, family, spirituality, community and self-esteem, to mention a few. This group will include both support and process.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    DBT integrates cognitive behavior therapy with teachings in mindfulness and acceptance. Skills training teaches specific lessons in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness in order to help you learn to be fully in the moment, effectively manage emotions, cope with crises without making them worse, and meet your objective in relationships.

Psychiatric Services

The Counseling Center offers psychiatric services for students who may benefit from medication evaluation and ongoing care. We are able to provide these services at low cost. To schedule with the psychiatrist, students must first schedule an intake session with a Counseling Center staff member.

  Without UNC Insurance With UNC Insurance
Initial Appointment $100.00 $45.00
Follow-up Appointment $50.00 $25.00