Wellness Services Offered

Wellness counselors use a brief, solution-focused model of counseling. Some problems may be resolved in one to six sessions. Wake Tech doesn't offer intensive psychotherapy or case management services. Students needing those services will be referred to other professionals or agencies on or off campus.

Individual counseling

Confidential sessions for students who have personal, social concerns or are experiencing distress. You talk, we listen, no judgment. You do not need a diagnosis to meet with us. We can help you build coping skills and work through problems.

You will meet with a counselor in a private office or in a virtual session for 30 to 45 minutes. You will complete a brief intake and discuss concerns and goals. The counselor will determine what resources are appropriate and, if needed, schedule additional sessions.

We understand there may be a wait time for an appointment. If you need to speak with a counselor immediately or outside of business hours, please contact the Student Assistance Program, available 24/7 at 704-529-1428 or 800-633-3353. The contact is confidential.

Group counseling

Group counseling is currently unavailable. Students who are interested in forming a group may contact [email protected].

Other services

  • Crisis counseling and assistance includes emotional support, interventions and feedback to assist students in crisis.
  • Consultations, workshops and referrals are also available for students, faculty and staff.


Counseling sessions are strictly confidential, in accordance with North Carolina law and the professional standards and ethics under which counselors practice. Counseling files are not part of academic records.

Confidential information is not shared outside of Wake Tech except in the following circumstances:

  • A student has provided signed, written consent for the release of information
  • A student expresses intent to harm himself, herself or another person
  • There is reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect of a minor child, elderly person or dependent adult
  • A subpoena or other court order requires the disclosure of information
  • A counselor deems it necessary to consult with other counseling staff in order to provide the best care for a student