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Counseling Services staff are here to support your counseling needs and your success as a university student. All staff members have counseling education that includes a Masters degree, many hours of training/supervision as well as licensure. Learn more about our counselors below.

Lynda Noffsinger, MAEd, LPCS, NCC

Director of Counseling Services
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 329
Phone: (336) 888-6352
Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: 833 Montlieu Avenue, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27262

Lynda has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and has 21 years of counseling experience. Prior to coming to HPU, Lynda worked at Charter Behavioral Health System for 6 years on the Substance Abuse Inpatient Unit, the Adult Psych Inpatient Unit and as Program Coordinator of Outpatient Services. Lynda also worked at the New Dawn Recovery Program at Hoots Memorial Hospital assisting chemically dependent individuals and their families. She has had a private practice in counseling for the past 15 years in Winston-Salem. Lynda also has extensive experience working with individuals who have eating disorder issues. On a personal note, Lynda is the mother of four grown children so she is more than happy to talk with HPU parents about the experience of supporting a college student.

Carrie McLain, MS, LPCA, NCC

Clinical Counselor
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 332
Phone: (336) 841-9347
Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: 833 Montlieu Avenue, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27262

Carrie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling from UNC-Greensboro and a background in music and the creative arts. Carrie has experience working with adults and adolescents in community mental health as well as with college students who struggle with mental health challenges and physical disabilities.

Aaron Post, MA, LCAS, LPCA, NCC

Clinical Counselor and Substance Abuse Educator
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 326
Phone: (336) 841-9121
Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: 833 Montlieu Avenue, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27262

Aaron received his MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University. He has experience in community counseling and college counseling. He is a licensed professional counselor associate and a licensed clinical addictions specialist. Aaron believes in facilitating awareness with college students in order to help them take responsibility for their concerns and to empower them to take action in their lives. Other areas of interest for Aaron are the treatment of PTSD and group work.

Kate Refvem

Graduate Intern
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 313
Phone: (336) 841-4570
Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: 833 Montlieu Avenue, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27262

Kate is a graduate student in the Counseling Program at UNC Greensboro where her studies focus on college counseling and student development. Kate received a Bachelor’s degree in education from Appalachian State University prior to working for several years as a teacher. During her graduate internship at HPU and beyond, Kate hopes to use her education and counseling skills to address the variety of issues faced by college-aged students.

John Richard, MA, LPC, NCC

Clinical Counselor
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 330
Phone: (336) 841-4626
Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: 833 Montlieu Avenue, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27262

John is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling from Appalachian State University. In addition to college counseling, John has worked over 10 years in a variety of mental health environments including community-based and in-patient settings. He is passionate about assisting students in achieving their full potential by helping them develop greater self-awareness and move toward their valued goals. John uses cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness-based strategies to help students deal with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship problems, trauma, and stress management.

Amber S. Kelley, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Clinical Counselor
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 328
Phone: 336.841.9159
Fax: 336.888.6306
Mail: 833 Montlieu Avenue, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27262

Amber is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Specialist in Disaster Mental Health and Critical Incident Management. She has over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals and private practice. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief/loss and holistic approaches to wellness.

Emily Jennings, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Clinical Counselor
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 327
Phone: (336) 841-9206
Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: 833 Montlieu Avenue, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27262

Emily has a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Clemson University in South Carolina. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Emily has a background in community mental health agencies, as well as private practice work with children, adolescents and adults. She believes her role in therapy is supporting students to make choices in line with their goals. Her professional interests include developing self-identity, transitional challenges, relationship issues, depression and anxiety.

Kim Dansie, MD

Dr. Dansie is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry and provides medication management for students needing this service who are actively engaged with a counselor in Counseling Services. She will see students by appointment only and students should coordinate this with a counselor in Counseling Services.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE

Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)

E-mail: studentlife@highpoint.edu

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