Counseling Services

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide holistic counseling that promotes the development of self-awareness and overall wellness by providing students with support and resources that enhance their academic experience.

How We Help

Many college students enrolled at PCC face academic pressures, financial struggles, family difficulties, and other personal issues or mental health challenges. College students need options and counseling support. Enrolled students can be seen by one of our Counselors. Contact with a counselor may be made in person, via email, or by phone. Counselors are available to assist students in need of brief solution-focused counseling. We also work in conjunction with community agencies for additional counseling services when extensive therapeutic care is needed. Student confidentiality is important to us and is protected except in circumstances explained in an established counseling session.

Counselors use a brief, solution-focused model of counseling. Some problems may be resolved in 1-3 sessions. We do not offer therapy or psychiatric services. Students needing these services will be referred to other professionals or agencies off-campus. We are partnering with PATH to help you find a therapist that is covered by your insurance and meets your preferences. You can research therapeutic providers using this link.

Counselors also assist students experiencing a financial struggle by referring them to on and/or off-campus resources that may be able to help. This includes students with food insecurities. If you are in need of food items, please contact one of our counselors for help.

Call Campus Police at 252-493-7777 for Emergencies

Additional Resources

For 24-Hour Counseling Assistance, call REAL Crisis Center at 252-758-HELP (4357) or Hope 4 NC at 855-587-3463 for free and confidential counseling support, referrals, and community resources.

Normal Operating Hours

Mondays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summer Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:15 pm
Fridays, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm


The Goess Student Center, Suite 170

Contact Us

Olivia Sutton, Coordinator, MS
Office: Goess Student Center (CFG), Room 171
Phone: 252-493-7222
Email: omsutton339@my.pittcc.edu

Kim Riddick, Counselor, MBA
Office: Goess Student Center (CFG), Room 174
Phone: 252-493-7848
Email: knriddick729@my.pittcc.edu