Our mission is to enhance students’ lives through confidential, competent, and caring counseling capacities that strive to encourage and support students in their personal, emotional, social, academic, and career growth.
To achieve this, staff may assume many roles, including those of therapist, consultant, facilitator, or educator. We are committed to meeting the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds — including differences of culture, race, age, gender, physical and cognitive abilities, spirituality, and sexual orientation. We celebrate the unique strengths of every student as we work together to find opportunities for personal development.
Our goal is to create a safe environment where students are free to explore their concerns as they adjust to the challenges of collegiate life. We respect the impact of all emotional, interpersonal, and situational challenges on student success, and acknowledge the college experience as a natural time for introspection, experimentation, and personal growth. Our practice philosophy focuses on relating to students in a developmental context, and aspires to build solutions and experiences unique to each individual.
The functions of Counseling Services support the university's institutional mission to empower its diverse student body for success in today's dynamic world.
Staff Counseling Services is staffed by two professionally-certified master’s-level clinicians. The clinic staff within Health & Counseling Services works together to provide high-quality care for student needs.
Scheduling an appointment can be done by calling the appointment line at 980-598-1710 or by visiting Health & Counseling Services, Academic Center 2nd floor. Scheduling may also be done through email; however, the confidentiality of email traffic cannot be ensured.
We welcome your feedback and requests.Courtney Hebdon, LCSWClinical Counselor, Health & Counseling ServicesJohnson & Wales University CharlottePhone 980-598-1707Fax 980-598-1701Sherry Dyl, M.A., LPCA, NCCClinical CounselorJohnson & Wales University CharlotteHealth and Counseling ServicesPhone 980-598-1709
We welcome your feedback and requests.
Emergency response system (24 hours): 911Health & Counseling Services (8am-6pm): 980-598-1700 Safety & Security (24 hours): 980-598-1900Courtney Hebdon, LCSW: 980-598-1707; fax 980-598-1701