OUR WHY: The Counseling Program was envisioned, developed and now implemented as an additional layer of support services to assist students in maximizing their potential toward academic, vocational and life goal success. It is not a question of “if”, but rather “when” challenging events will result in temporary episodes of distress and crisis. Our intent is to provide immediate, effective support and resources to our campus community during these experiences. We also intend to promote positive mental, emotional and social coping skills through educational opportunities delivered via individual and/or group settings.
OUR WAY: After thoughtful analysis and assessment of student needs related to personal, social and mental health wellness, the Counseling Program currently offers a variety of support services.
- Brief Individual Counseling
- Mental Health Assessment and Referral
- Crisis Intervention and Referral
- Informational workshops on Mental Health related topics.
- Stress Management-Suicide Prevention and Intervention-Depression-Anxiety Disorders-Eating Disorders-Sexual Abuse and Recovery (Additional topics TBD.)
- Community Resource Networking and Collaboration
We are committed to an ongoing mission of stabilizing, strengthening and supporting our Campus Community and its members as they pursue individual and collective goals.
OUR WANT: Overcoming Obstacles—Promoting Possibilities
**To find out about additional resources we can assist you with, and in-depth information on Mental Health Topics please visit: Ulifeline.org (Craven Community College) or visit us in First Stop located in Barker Hall Room 109!
About Our Counselors
Bill started his clinical career as a Licensed Professional Counselor providing psychiatric assessment and psycho-therapeutic services for HCA River Park Hospital and New Hope Christian Counseling Center in Huntington, WV. His Degrees include a BA in Psychology, MA in Counseling and Rehabilitation and Ph.D. in Christian Counseling.
Bill provided over 10 years of in-patient/out-patient psycho-therapeutic services including individual, group, couples and family therapy. He also provided and managed Crisis assessments at River Park Hospital prior to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Since moving to Craven County with his family in 2001, Bill has been a School Counselor at Bridgeton Elementary and New Bern High School. His current position at Craven Community College is Director of Advising and Counseling.
Kelly has actually returned to her roots, as she earned an AA from Craven CC before obtaining her BS in Special Education (Certified K-12) from East Carolina University. She went on to National University in San Diego, CA where she completed her Master of Science in Educational Counseling with a Certification in Pupil Personnel Services. Kelly’s past experience includes program facilitation at a men’s group home for special populations, teaching severe and profound students at the state-funded Howell Center in New Bern, and teaching and counseling within the public school system in multiple states.
In her current counseling role at Craven CC, Kelly is able to fully utilize her unique and varied skill set, including crisis response/management, creative problem-solving, identifying the needs of students, faculty, and staff, and establishing a rapport that encourages collaboration and planning. Continually networking, Kelly works closely with many community organizations to bring about mental health awareness and share area counseling programs and resources to Craven CC students.
Kelly believes living out her unique purpose brings a feeling of joy and worthiness, even in difficult, stressful or challenging situations. In serving others, she feels as if she is actually the person most rewarded. Counseling is not a job to Kelly, it’s a calling. Her light shines passionately as she lives out her purpose… as there is no doubt, she is right where she belongs.