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.

To accommodate students who would typically meet face-to-face with a counselor, we will provide virtual services, including phone calls and video chats. In addition to providing referrals to appropriate community resources, counselors will be available to assist you with your needs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need counseling support, please send an email from your ConnectMail account to Karen Mosley, Coordinator of Counseling Services. Once your email is received, a member of our counseling staff will contact you to discuss how we may be able to support you during this time.

New! Under the Student Assistance Program (SAP) the College offers a Student Wellness Line that provides free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation for personal, professional, or school concerns, available 24 hours a day.

For emergency help, call Durham City Police at 911.

Join Let's Cope!

This group supports Durham Tech students that are looking for a safe space to discuss anxiety and other issues that students may experience due to Covid-19. The group will focus on sharing experiences and coping skills. The group meets online every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 4 p.m.

Information sheets from past meetings:

Contact: LaKe’a Teel

Also, view these tips for:

Get Help

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 - This is a free, 24-hour hotline that is available to anyone in crisis or distress.
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 – Free, 24/7 hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster (including COVID-19). Also available by text (Text TalkWithUs to 66746 for English, or Hablanos al 66746 for Spanish).
  • Hope4NC Helpline: 1-855-587-3463 – Free mental health and resilience support available to all North Carolinians during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (200 languages) or chat online 24/7 to receive confidential support from highly trained advocates if you are experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of your relationship.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are both offering free virtual support groups
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