Personal Counseling

Supportive counseling is available for students experiencing personal problems that impact their ability to succeed in college. Referrals to outside agencies can be made for more significant mental health concerns and crises.

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

  • Experiencing a crisis situation
  • Stress Management
  • Academic coaching
  • Difficulty concentrating or completing academic tasks
  • Time Management
  • Test Anxiety
  • Coping with academic pressures and problems
  • Social relationships and self-confidence

Doug Dewar, Director
Counseling and Disability Services Office
Room 113, Gwaltney Building
ddewar@mayland.edu
828.766.1256

Online Self-help Program for Mayland Students

WellTrack: Interactive Self-Help Therapy Logo

WellTrack is an online therapy platform for managing depression, anxiety and stress. It can be used as a self-help tool or in conjunction with counseling. WellTrack is confidential, easy to use, mobile friendly, and has a companion app called “MoodCheck“. It is free to all Mayland Community College students, faculty, and staff. Download the WellTrack App from the App Store (Apple) or the Google Play Store (Android).  Students can enter their Mayland email address to gain access.

WellTrack includes an initial self-assessment as well as structured sections on managing depression, anxiety, and stress. Tools and resources are provided to deal with these issues, including guided relaxation exercises, simulated situations to deal with specific fears (such as public speaking), and a “Zen Room” to assist with meditation. The MoodCheck app allows students to monitor their mood throughout the day and make connections to what is influencing their mood.

Mental Health Crisis Resources

Vaya Health, Access to Care Line – Call 1-800-849-6127 (24 hours a day)
Anyone living in western North Carolina can call the toll-free, 24/7 Access to Care Line at 1-800-849-6127. Your call is confidential. You will speak with a trained professional who can provide immediate crisis intervention by telephone and arrange a face-to-face assessment, based on need, for Vaya Health members. Mobile crisis services are available as well. In most cases, mobile crisis teams can come to where you are to provide help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.

Other Counseling Resources