Counseling and Disabilities Services provides services to students in the areas of mental health and disability assistance. These services include: personal counseling, psychological testing, disabilities services, educational programming, and a self-help library. The office is located in the Cannon Student Center, in the Student Affairs suite.
Personal Counseling services are available for day students, free of charge. Students often seek out counseling for help with family conflict, feeling lonely, substance abuse, relationship issues, anxiety and stress, sexual assault, financial worries, depression, grief, and many other concerns. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling (704) 637-4307 or by stopping by the office. Counseling is confidential and operates under the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association. Long-term therapy needs may be referred to off-campus mental health resources; any costs will be the responsibility of the student and/or the family. Read more »
Psychological Testing is available at no charge or at a nominal charge for day students. Such testing covers the areas of cognitive abilities, achievement, psychological disorders, career interests, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, some learning disabilities, and personality testing.
Disabilities Services are provided for day and evening students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities. It is the responsibility of students who wish to request accommodations to provide appropriate documentation of the disability to the Director of Counseling and Disabilities Services and to complete the accommodations process. Catawba College is committed to offering equal access to people with disabilities. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the College does not exclude otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, solely by reason of the disability, from participating in College programs and activities; nor are persons with disabilities denied the benefits of these programs or subjected to discrimination.
Educational Programming is available for campus groups and is provided by the counselors. These programs vary and may be campus-wide, specific to a residence hall, or in a certain class. Topics include all issues of wellness and stress management, mental health disorders, study skills, sexual assault, domestic violence, substance use, relationships, etc.
The "Help Yourself!" Library has information on the following topics: alcohol and substance abuse, anxiety, learning disabilities, childhood trauma and abuse, depression, eating disorders, grief, self-esteem, stalking, test-taking, memorization, taking notes, writing, presentations, managing time, working with professors, etc. Many of these topics are explored in workbooks for self-guided growth. Books are available on a lending library basis, and many handouts and brochures are free for students to take with them.