Life does not stop just because you are in school. Our counselors are available to help students with personal issues and concerns. While we do not provide long-term counseling at Gaston College, counselors help to connect students with community support resources when needed. For assistance you may contact the Counseling Center on the Dallas Campus, 704-922-6220, or Lincoln Campus, 704-748-1051.

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Counseling Resources

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While we do not provide short- or long-term counseling on campus at Gaston College, our counselors are dedicated to discussing your issues and concerns and will connect you to additional resources when needed. For assistance, you may contact the Counseling Center on the Dallas Campus, 704-922-6220, or Lincoln Campus, 704-748-1051.

The Gaston College and Community Resource Handbook provides a list of campus resources here at Gaston College and also contains contact information for community resources in Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties.

Additionally, the alphabetical listing of resources areas found below will provide knowledge and may lead you to additional support services off campus. However, these sites should not be considered a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Addiction and Recovery

Partners Behavioral Health Management provides screening and referrals for substance abuse and mental health services for residents of multiple counties, including Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland. You may call Partners at 1-888-235-HOPE (4673) for assistance.

Eating Disorders

The National Eating Disorders Association focuses on recovery from eating disorders including bulimia, anorexia, compulsive overeating, and binge eating.

Grief Counseling

Gaston Hospice, a non-profit organization, provides to Gaston County residents support for grief and bereavement. See their “Events” page for a list of upcoming events and support groups.

Mental Health and Wellness

Psych Central and Help Guide both offer information about ways to maintain healthy emotions, and enhance your interpersonal and life management skills. You can also take a quiz to find out if you may be suffering from depression or anxiety.

Military Connections

Military Mental Health, a website offering support for service members, veterans, and their families, including mental health screenings. For additional information about Veteran Affairs at Gaston College.

Peer Support for LGBTQ Community

The GLBT National Help Center provides confidential telephone and internet peer-counseling and resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning callers in the US.

The NC Resource Center in Charlotte provides information and local resources for this diverse community.

Suicide Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website provides 24-hour phone assistance if you are in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. Also includes links for survivors of a loved one’s suicide. Local resources in Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties for students dealing with suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or self-injury may be found at

Student Outreach Services (SOS)

Gaston College has partnered with McLaughlin Young to provide enrolled students with a Student Outreach Services (SOS) program.

The SOS program provides students with access to clinicians that can assist with personal or academic-related challenges and concerns. They will also have access to Work-Life services such as Financial Services, ID Theft recovery and more.

The service is confidential and has no additional cost to students; it is available 24/7/365 at 800.633.3353. Students can call today!

If you ever have a concern about yourself or another student, please feel free to contact a member of the Counseling Center Staff. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of Myers Center, 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034, 704-922-6220; 704-922-2345 (fax). We want to help you address any challenges that may interfere with your academic goals, and we look forward to hearing from you!