Make a Referral

The Counseling Services team is here to support you. We are available in person, via email, and by phone or video appointments for mental health counseling.


If you’re a Central Piedmont student struggling with personal stresses or feeling stuck in a rut academically, we invite you to complete our intake form to request an appointment. Sessions are free and confidential. 

If you’re experiencing an emergency or crisis, you will be seen without an appointment. If you are off campus or if it is after hours, please call 911 for life-threatening emergency situations. 

Counseling services referrals from faculty and staff

We welcome referrals from Central Piedmont faculty and staff using the following:

Counselors will need the student’s information, student ID, and presenting concerns. After receiving this information, counselors reach out to the student and invite them to come in for a session. The student will be notified that a referral has been made, so it is important for you to discuss your concerns with the student beforehand. If you have questions about this process, you may discuss them with a counselor. 

In order to respect a student's confidentiality, counselors are not able to disclose the outcome of referrals. However, counselors will contact faculty or staff to confirm that your referral has been received and to gather additional information, if needed.

If you are unsure whether the student should be referred to Counseling Services or to another area (including Student Conduct), or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may submit a Care Team report with College Security Services.

How to Make an Emergency Referral

An emergency is a situation where any person is in immediate danger/has an immediate risk to their health or safety, either because of their own actions or the actions of others. Emergencies require an immediate response. If someone is actively injuring themselves or others (or threatening to do so in that moment), contact College Security Services immediately by calling 704-330-6911. Examples of reasons to contact counseling services in an emergency include:

  • when someone is considering suicide
  • when a person appears to be hearing voices or seeing things that others do not
  • When someone expresses thoughts or a desire to hurt someone
  • when a child, senior adult, or incapacitated person is at risk
  • During business hours

    MON.–THURS., 8 AM–6 PM, FRI. 8 AM - 5 PM

    • Escort the student to the nearest Central Piedmont counseling office. Call ahead, if possible, to notify staff and ensure availability.
    • If the student is in immediate danger or poses a threat, call College Security Services at 704-330-6911.
  • Nights and weekends

    Call College Security Services at 704-330-6911.

  • If the student is off campus

    • Direct the student to call 911.
    • If the student refuses assistance, contact the nearest Central Piedmont counseling office during business hours, or dial 911 after hours.