W.J. Walls Center
800 W. Thomas St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Hours Of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mrs. Elizabeth Alston Pinckney
Director of Counseling Services
Mental Health Counselor
Counseling services are provided at no charge to all students. Appointments can be made in person at the Center or by phoning:
Services are provided on the basis of self-referrals or in collaboration with faculty, staff, or other professionals. Whenever possible, please use the official referral form when making a referral for services.
The Counseling Services at Livingstone College seeks to address the emotional/developmental needs of Livingstone College students. As Director of Counseling Services, I encourage any student who may be experiencing personal problems, including but, not limited to crisis assistance, personal adjustment, relationship difficulties, poor decision-making, interpersonal communication, mental health concerns, loss/grief, and/or personal trauma to utilize the services of the center. We strive to offer confidential and non-judgmental services and to utilize the services of the center. We strive to offer confidential and non-judgmental services and to neutralize those stressors which may impede the growth of our students.
We provide services that enable students to define and accomplish personal goals as well as cope with stressors and, at times, severe mental disorders. Students are encouraged to:
Engage in self appraisal;
Generate alternate modes of responding to events;
Choose a feasible course of action;
Accept responsibility for their choice.
Individual counseling the primary service offered to students. Concerns that are frequently addressed include: personal goal attainment, interpersonal relationships, anger management, and family and social problems.
Group experiences are designed to provide opportunities for skill development in areas such as decision-making, assertiveness, communication, and interpersonal processes.
Sometimes students present problems that are beyond the scope of the Center and can be better handled by another department or agency. In such cases, the student will be referred to the appropriate source. If students need services that are not available on campus, the staff will refer students to local resources for additional help; off-campus counseling costs are the responsibility of the students and/or their families.
Students in crisis are assisted by Counselors, Nurses, Residence Life staff and others to help students through difficult times.
Upon request, counselors can offer programs to organizations, classes, or residence hall groups on issues of mental health and healthy living.
Training in mental health and wellness skills are available to faculty members, staff, and student groups on topics such as communication skills, emergency procedures, recognizing students in distress, stress management, etc.
Counseling is a confidential process. All records, including test data, are confidential and separate from other college records. Information about students will not be revealed to any person or agency, within or outside of the college, without the student's knowledge and written consent. In all cases, the Counseling Center adheres to strict professional standards of ethics and confidentiality. We treat all of our contacts with students confidential and in accordance with the state mental health code. We cannot tell anyone, inside or outside of the College, that the student is receiving services unless the student signs a specific release of information authorizing us to do so.
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Making Your Referral For Counseling
When making a referral for counseling services, you should go through these considerations:
Signs to Recognizing Students in Distress: People dealing with personal concerns or problems tend to show signs that they are struggling in some way. The following indicators may be useful in assessing whether or not a referral should be made: