UNC Counseling Center
The UNC Counseling Center Staff includes licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, advanced master’s and doctoral level trainees, new professionals working toward licensure, and administrative staff. We are a team of passionate, caring and committed professionals with experience and expertise in addressing the concerns faced by college students.
We at the UNC Counseling Center are deeply saddened, angered, and grieving in response to recent and ongoing tragedies and systemic injustices, both near and far. Whether it be violence towards BIPOC-identified as well as other marginalized individuals & communities, legislated acts of erasure impacting targeted groups (e.g., LGBTQIA+ communities), ongoing effects of systemic health and environmental inequities or the struggle for criminal justice reform, or acts of domestic terrorism fueled by xenophobic, Islamophobic, and other oppressive beliefs and ideologies, we are here to support you. These have been extremely challenging times for many of us, and our UNC community has endured through so much as a result. We hold firm in our commitment to the broader university’s values of inclusion, equity-minded practices, personal & collective accountability, and respect.
The above examples are tragically a non-exhaustive representation of the increase in hate crimes and other manifestations of systemic oppression that have targeted marginalized individuals and communities. Many of these recurrences are a uniquely national issue, a consequence of decades of systemic racism, White supremacy, and myriad forms of systemic oppression. The campus community is not immune from such forms of injustice. We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge on-campus events that have created a hostile environment not aligned with our university’s values and mission. We at the UNC Counseling Center condemn systemic injustices, recent and historical acts, and firmly believe that such tragedies continue to represent an unacceptable norm.
We acknowledge that everyone processes systemic injustices differently and that they can elicit a complex range of emotions. We also recognize that individuals and collective communities are impacted differentially. We are here to serve as a resource for you and the UNC community. If you would like someone to talk to or need assistance with connecting to resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are committed to practices that reflect our values of social justice and anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices, intersectional inclusion, the reduction of mental health stigma, and honoring diversity in all its forms. At the same time, we recognize that we represent the discipline of psychology and mental health care, which has belatedly worked to take ownership of its “role in promoting, perpetuating, and failing to challenge racism, racial discrimination, and human hierarchy in [the] U.S.” (APA, 2021). Furthermore, we are attuned to how our visible and invisible identity markers, privilege, and our implicit biases can create hesitancy and impact the experiences of those seeking support. To that end, we welcome feedback from those who would like to offer it. Yet, the onus is on us to act in alignment with our values, and we affirm our commitment to hold ourselves accountable and to do better, as we must do better.
Services offered to you are confidential, 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.
We recognize the impact that the pandemic has on the UNC student body and the community at large. We continue to offer services by phone or video. We are also offering limited in-person appointments. Please call to find out more about our options for services.
Due to licensing and jurisdiction, we can only provide services to students, faculty and staff residing in the state of Colorado at the time of service delivery. If you are out of state, please contact our office. We will work with you to try and connect you with services in the state in which you are currently residing.
We offer appointments by phone or video. If you have a scheduled appointment, your counselor will contact you at the time of your appointment.
Drop In Appointments
Remote or in-person appointments are offered from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m - 4 p.m. by calling 970-351-2496.
Calls and emails are answered in the order they are received.
If you haven't been to the Counseling Center before, we'll start off with an initial consultation.