Student Resources

Personal Counseling

You are not alone! Do not suffer in silence! Reach out!

Asking for help can be challenging! At Brunswick Community College, we recognize students often encounter challenges in their family, work, and personal lives that can impact the fulfillment of academic goals. We are committed to student success. BCC has a Professional Counselor available to assist students with a wide range of personal concerns such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feelings of low self-esteem or self-worth
  • Stress Management
  • Grief
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Co-dependency
  • Addiction

The Counselor can assist students in exploring the best options available to ensure personal success. This is accomplished in a non-judgmental supportive environment and may include an initial assessment, short-term solution-focused counseling, and when necessary a request for emergency services or referral to an appropriate program in the community. All counseling sessions are confidential according to HIPPA guidelines except in the event an individual discloses intent to harm themselves or others.

Personal Counseling Services are available through the Academic Support office located in Bldg. A. or contact Tanya Hart M.Ed., LCAS, LPC to schedule an appointment, 910-755-7324 or

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free 24-hour hotline available to anyone in crisis

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

If there is an emergency after hours or you are in distress call 911.

Learn more about Title IV


Community & Online Resources                                                                           Aunt Bertha – Free access to the largest closed-loop referral network for social services in the U.S.- Search by zip code

Housing Resources

Brunswick County –

New Hanover County –

Support Groups- FREE

Al-Anon & Ala-teen
National hotline 888-425-2666

Alcoholics Anonymous
Area intergroup chapter 910-794-1840

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National hotline 800-950-6264

Narcotics Anonymous World Services
Coastal Carolina Area 800-691-5427

Transgender Support Group- Delta Behavioral Health, 1606 Physicians Dr. #104 910-343-6890

Vet Center Readjustment Counseling Services- 10:00-11:00 am Meeting room at Leland Community Park, located at 1490 Village Rd. NE, Leland, NC 910-577-1100


Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Services

Cape Fear Psychological 910-763-8134

Carolina Counseling Center 910-762-9083

Coastal Horizons 910-754-7949

Coastal Southeastern United Care 910-755-5222

Delta Behavioral Health 910-343-6890


Trinity Wellness Center 910-343-8424

Trillium Health Resources 24 Hour Access to Care & Crisis Services 877-685-2415



Equality NC

GLBT National Youth Talk Line: 800-246-PRIDE (7743)

GLBT National Help Center:  National non-profit organization offering free peer counseling, information, and local resources. 888-843-4564

North Carolina Pride

PFLAG of Wilmington/Cape Fear: Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging


Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence

Love Is Respect: The mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.

Chat at Text LOVEIS to 22522 Call 1-866-331-9474


North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV):

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA):


Pandora’s Project: A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family.


Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. 24/7 FREE. Confidential. Secure. 800-656-HOPE (4673)


Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis Hotline: 910-754-7949 (Brunswick) 910-392-7460 (New Hanover)


Personal Wellness/ Health resources

Active Minds: Nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students.

Eat Right: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Youth Engaged Change: Empowering you to improve your life and the world around you.

For College Women. Health. Our Way.: Developed by Brandeis University college students for college students everywhere. U.S Department of Health and Human Services:

Mental Let’s talk about it. Resources, support and information about Mental Health Problems.

The American Institute of Stress: Transforming stress through awareness, education and collaboration.

The American Psychological Association:


Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a state-sponsored benefit through Mygroup McLaughlin Young that offers support and resources students need to address personal, school or work-related concerns through short-term, resolution-based and work-life resources. It’s confidential and free for students and their household family members.

Call 1-800-633-3353

The SAP is FREE!  But any costs incurred through a referral to another resource for long-term counseling/care will be the student’s responsibility.

The SAP is fully compliant with HIPAA guidelines.  The exceptions to confidentiality are: Harm to self or others and knowledge of abuse or neglect of a child or elderly person.  Services are either web-based, telephonic, or face-to-face.

Some Services Available:

  • Counseling
  • Legal and Financial Services
  • Downloadable legal forms
  • Online legal encyclopedia
  • Free telephonic financial advice
  • Bankruptcy prevention
  • Credit report monitoring
  • Debt management and planning
  • General financial education materials
  • Searchable databases
  • Will generator
  • Spanish website
  • Relocation center
  • Savings center
  • Childcare databases
  • Eldercare databases
  • Summer camps databases
  • Adoption agencies databases
  • Education and Pet information

If you have any questions,  contact Julie Olsen, or  Tanya Hart,

MYgroup SAP Poster

MYgroup SAP Work-Life Orientation WL

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