Substance & Addictions Counseling

Substance and Addictions Counseling Counseling is an opportunity to explore your overall health and well-being concerning one's personal use of alcohol/drugs or someone else's use of alcohol/drugs. Counseling is a confidential, supportive place to discuss what is happening in your life with a professional who will:

  • Promote autonomy
  • Be caring
  • Listen
  • Help you be objective
  • Provide helpful, factual information
  • Be non-judgmental
  • Explore alternatives

Counseling can be a single-session consultation, short-term (2 to 6 sessions), or longer, depending on the goals you want to accomplish. These sessions will help you address troubling experiences or feelings and can be used to support changes you wish to make in your life. The demands of college life are stressful at times, and counseling can give you a better chance to learn more about yourself and how you can succeed academically and in your personal life.

Make an Appointment

Students can call (828)262-3148 to make an appointment or visit the department during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 pm. Wellness and Prevention Services will schedule and inform you of your appointment for confidential assistance. All services are confidential.

Questions? Contact Ben Asma, LCMHCS, LCAS, Assistant Director and Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordinator.