Counseling Services

Personal and Academic Counseling

Getting help can be hard. The Counseling and Student Development department is here to help. The department is committed to student success, and its counselors realize that pressure and difficulties affect academic performance. Therefore, staff members are available to meet with students individually to discuss a wide range of personal concerns, while counselors provide encouragement and support in a non-judgmental environment, intervene in times of crisis, help students identify and resolve personal issues, and make referrals when necessary.

Durham Tech Counseling Services can help with a number of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Feelings of low self-esteem or self-worth

  • Uncertainty about future plan

  • Academic concerns

  • Overwhelming feelings of stress

  • Grief

  • Thoughts of suicide


Counselors help students explore the best options available for academic and personal success. Our counseling office utilizes a short-term model, and the counseling services are goal-focused. Staff members also have information about available community resources for students who need long-term therapeutic services.

For more information or to speak with a counselor, call 919-536-7207, ext. 1413, to set up an appointment or stop by Counseling Services in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 10-209. Walk-in services also are available.

For help after hours, the student should leave a message, and a counselor will return the call the next day. For emergency help, contact Durham Tech's Campus Police and Public Safety at 919-537-7207, ext. 5555, or call the Durham City Police at 911.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 - This is a free, 24-hour hotline that is available to anyone in crisis or distress.


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