Counseling

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Life is not always smooth sailing, especially considering the many demands of college. That is why Sandhills Community College offers you the assistance of North Carolina licensed professional counselors who can give you the opportunity to explore issues and share concerns about college life. Our counselors are available to help you with academic, personal, mental or social issues that may be interfering with your academic success. They are trained professionals who can respond to your concerns in an objective and nonjudgmental manner.

There is no charge for counseling services, and your sessions are strictly confidential. Our counselors can refer you to local mental health providers, if you wish to seek counseling services off campus or if you need long-term therapeutic services.

Reasons to Seek Counseling

Some of the most common problems for which students seek help include the following:

  • Difficulty concentrating or completing academic tasks
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Issues of grief and loss
  • Difficulty managing stress
  • Adjustment concerns
  • Relating with peers
  • Coping with academic pressures and problems
  • Lack of motivation
  • Depression, Anxiety or other mood issues

Benefits from Counseling

The counseling process can be an educational experience. You may not only learn more about yourself, but you may also learn new skills to cope with personal, social, and academic demands. You may gain:

  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem.
  • The ability to explore feelings.
  • The ability to manage stress effectively.
  • Insight into personal issues.
  • The ability to make positive changes in your life.

Self-Help Resources

Free Access2Care Behavioral Health Screening

Free Access2Care Behavioral Health Screening is a program offered free of charge by the Sandhills Center. The Access2Care Behavioral Health Screening is designed to provide access to anonymous, online, evidence-based behavioral health self- screenings, educational resources and referral information in English and Spanish. Access2Care is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Counselors

Contact a counselor to make an appointment today.

Anita Mashburn, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Director of the Center for Wellness, Personal Counselor
mashburna@sandhills.edu
229 Stone Hall
910-695-3968

Rosa McAllister-McRae,  MA, LPC, NCC, DCC
Director of Student Services Operations-Hoke Center, Personal Counselor
mcallisterr@sandhills.edu
101 Blue Hall, Pinehurst Campus
(910) 246-4944

Timothy Hunt, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS
Personal Counselor
huntt@sandhills.edu