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Counseling Center 


The Shaw University Counseling Center’s focus is to provide comprehensive and effective support services for our students. Our staff provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse prevention and intervention, healthy choices, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, conflict resolution and anger management. We endeavor to provide services that are nonjudgmental and confidential, and hope that all students feel safe and open in sharing their concerns.

The staff meet the students where they are and create an individualized plan that is tailored to the needs of the student. For many students, this approach enables them to move forward and successfully handle the challenges they come upon.

Individual Counseling 

Confidential counseling is provided for students who have personal concerns, difficulties adjusting to the college and other stressors with daily living. Individual counseling is short-term in nature. Services are available if long-term treatment is necessary.

Support Groups 

Support groups are available on a continual and as-needed basis. Students can request for specific support groups to be implemented.

Services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Individual, short-term counseling
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Psychological consultation
  • Resources and referral services
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Disability Services

Students who come in for counseling may be concerned with the following: 

  • How to manage stress
  • How to cope with mood disorders
  • Enhancing self-esteem
  • Managing depression and anxiety
  • Surviving loss and grief
  • How to maintain a healthy relationship?
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Understanding sexual orientation and identity
  • Anger Management
  • If you need to talk to someone, call the main number (919) 546-8525 to schedule an appointment.


Counselors are available to host faculty workshops in classrooms and residential halls. Some outreach activities include suicide prevention and drug and alcohol awareness and prevention. Please contact any staff member for additional information.

Shaw University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in all educational programs and activities. For more information, visit the Title IX webpage.

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