Distance counseling , also known as TeleMental counseling, involves the use of the telephone and technology to provide counseling services to students who may not be able to meet with a counselor in person. Distance/TeleMental Counseling is a counseling approach that takes the best practices of traditional counseling as well as some of its own unique advantages and adapts them for delivery to clients via electronic means in order to maximize the use of technology-assisted counseling techniques. The technology-assisted methods may include telecounseling (telephone), secure email communication, chat, videoconferencing or computerized stand-alone software programs.
Stanly Community College has Board Certified TeleMental Health Providers available to work with students who are not able to meet on campus. If an online student needs distance counseling services or if they have any questions about the process, they may contact:
Luke Essex, Counselor, School of Business and Technology
Location: Whitley Technology Center 107
Phone: (704) 991-0280