Counseling Center

Counseling Services

The Gardner-Webb University Counseling Center provides academic, emotional, social, and vocational support as well as mental health consultation to students in a face to face setting on the main, Boiling Springs, campus. A team of professionals trained in education and counseling help University community members in developing constructive life plans, handling crisis situations, and coping with day-to-day problems. Short-term individual, group, and couples counseling sessions are available at no additional cost. The University Counseling Center adheres to the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics and operates within a Christian perspective. All services provided are confidential and no information will be given to others without the consent of the individual. The University Counseling is located in Tucker Student Center and is open for appointments, Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, an on-call counselor can be reached by calling the crisis number (704) 406-2599 or University Police at (704) 406-4444.

Mission

The mission of the Counseling Center is to meet the developmental and emotional needs of students within a Christian community. The Counseling Center supports the mission of the Student Development Division to accomplish the University Mission.

The Counseling Center maintains its student-centered focus by providing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program to assist students in accomplishing personal and academic goals.

The following goals are satisfied to support the mission of the Counseling Center:

  • To provide individual, group, couple, and family counseling to students who may be experiencing psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties
  • To provide compassionate care and empowerment for life long wellness
  • To provide support of a culture that provides honesty, integrity, and respect for all individuals and supports learning
  • To provide programming focused on the developmental needs of college students to maximize their potential for academic and personal development
  • To provide consultative services to various components to help foster an environment supportive of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of the students
  • Select and utilize a variety of assessment services to identify student needs

Student Counseling Services

Students can seek help from the Counseling Center. Appointments can be scheduled by phone or in person. To schedule an appointment for individual counseling, call (704) 406-4563 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Emergency services are available on a 24-hour basis. After hours and on weekends you can call Gardner-Webb University Police at (704) 406-4444 or the on-call Counseling Center number, (704) 406-2599.

Cindy Wallace M.A., LPCS, NCC

Cindy Wallace, M.A., LPCS, NCC

Director of the Counseling Center

(704) 406-4103
cwallace@gardner-webb.edu

Confidentiality

The code of ethics of the American Counseling Association serves as a guide to all counselor-client relationships. Communication between counselor and client is considered confidential. We cannot discuss the particulars of a student’s situation with others or even the fact that counseling is being provided, without the students consent.

If you need information concerning a student’s contact with the Counseling Center, that can best be obtained directly from the student. If you request information from us regarding a student’s contact with the Counseling Center, we will ask the student for permission and abide by the students decision.