The Winston-Salem State University Counseling Center offers a range of counseling and mental health services to the University campus. If you are a student, you may be interested in individual, group or couples counseling. Confidentiality concerning Counseling Center services is guaranteed, except in rare circumstances.

For faculty, staff, parents and friends who are concerned about an individual student or an issue affecting mental health on campus, the Counseling Center is always available for consultation. In addition, training and outreach, are provided to enhance the health of the campus community. The Counseling Center also has a wealth of self-help information available, in the form of brochures, books, and other resources.

During the academic year, staff are available to respond to crises both during the day and after hours. If our staff are unable to respond to your needs, we can make a referral to a provider within the city of Winston-Salem or closer to your home, should you choose that option.

At WSSU, threat assessment is handled by the RamAssist Committee. This committee responds to help those identified students of the campus who may be struggling with issues reducing their ability to function effectively in their studies or with life on the campus. Visit the RamAssist website for more information.

Hours of Service and Contact

Days: Monday – Friday  |  Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  | Phone: 336-750-3270 | Fax: 336-750-3272

After Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m | Call Campus Police: 336-750-2911

Other times by appointment only. 

Emergency Rooms Located off Business I-40 West

  • N.C. Baptist Hospital
    Medical Center Blvd.
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Forsyth Memorial Hospital
    3333 Silas Creek Parkway
    Winston-Salem, NC

Emergency Numbers



The Counseling Center staff is available for consults on any psychological matter. Any staff or faculty member may call for an appointment or visit our facility in the A.H. Ray building. We can be reached at 336-750-3270.

Students often experience stress during their academic careers. While most students cope successfully, many find that the various challenges are difficult to manage. The staff at Counseling Center provides psychological support to all currently enrolled students. Our goal is to help students grow and realize their academic and life goals. As faculty, staff and fellow students, you may encounter a student in distress. Often they have not sought any psychological support or intervention. Your role is crucial in identifying and referring students who are in distress.