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Office Of Counseling Services

Counseling Staff

Counseling Services Staff are here to support your counseling needs and facilitate your success as a University student. All staff members are licensed by The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and are Nationally Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Learn more about our counselors below:

Lynda Noffsinger, M.A. Ed., LPCS, NCC

Director of Counseling Services
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 329
Phone: (336) 888-6352
Confidential Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail:  One University Parkway, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27268

Lynda earned 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 23 years of counseling experience. Prior to coming to High Point University, 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 in the field of addictions at the New Dawn Recovery Program at Hoots Memorial Hospital assisting individuals and their families. She has had a private practice in counseling for the past 17 years in Winston-Salem. Lynda has extensive experience working with individuals who deal with disordered eating and also enjoys helping individuals with relationship issues, sexuality issues, grief issues, depression and anxiety.

Candice Cartner, M.A., LPC, NCC

Clinical Counselor
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 327
Phone: (336) 841-4626
Confidential Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: One University Parkway, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27268

Candice earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor.   Candice has a professional background in community mental health/ substance abuse settings working with children, adolescents and adults as well as university students.  Some of her areas of interest include identity development, existential exploration, relationship concerns, motivation, personality disorders, anxiety and depression.   She uses both traditional and expressive arts based approaches to counseling.

Stephanie Cartwright, M.A., LPC, NCC

Clinical Counselor
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 328
Phone: (336) 841-4626
Confidential Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: One University Parkway, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27268

Stephanie earned a Master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling from East Tennessee State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Stephanie has a background working in community mental health, school settings, and inpatient as well as outpatient substance abuse facilities with both adolescents and adults. Her professional interests include relationship issues, transition, grief/loss, depression, anxiety and stress management.

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

Clinical Counselor
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 332
Phone: (336) 841-9159
Confidential Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: One University Parkway, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27268

Amber earned a Master’s degree in Counseling and Educational Development with a specialty in School Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor 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 25 years of experience in a variety of settings, including Guilford County Schools, Charter inpatient psychiatric hospital, higher education, and 16 years of private practice in the local community serving children, adolescents, adults and families.  She has served on multiple national disasters across the country to provide critical incident stress debriefings.  Some of her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief/loss and holistic approaches to wellness, including mindfulness, meditation and the use of the creative arts in therapy.

Emily Jennings, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Clinical Counselor
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 330
Phone: (336) 841-9206
Confidential Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: One University Parkway, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27268

Emily earned 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 having worked 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 that align with their goals. Her professional interests include developing self-identity, transitional challenges, relationship issues, depression and anxiety.

Aaron Post, M.A., LCAS, LPCA, NCC

Clinical Counselor and Substance Abuse Educator
3rd Floor Slane Center – Rm 326
Phone: (336) 841-9121
Confidential Fax: (336) 888-6306
Mail: One University Parkway, Campus Box 51, High Point, NC 27268

Aaron earned a Master’s degree 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 is awaiting board approval as a Licensed Professional Counselor with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Aaron is also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. He 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. Aaron is also interested in the treatment of PTSD and group work.

Kim Dansie, MD

University-Contracted Psychiatrist

Dr. Dansie is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry.  She provides medication management for students, when medically appropriate,  who are actively engaged in a therapeutic relationship with a counselor in our Counseling Services. She will see students by appointment only.  Our counselors will coordinate appointments for Dr. Dansie’s 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