Personal Counseling

A-B Tech provides free, confidential counseling to registered students. Located in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center, students are encouraged to use counseling services at any time if they have personal, academic, or career concerns. Appointments are held in person and via Zoom. The professional counseling staff, after the initial assessment, will refer students who need specialized or long-term services to appropriate resources within the community. Counselors are Safe Zone members.

Same-day appointments are typically available for students in crisis or in unsafe situations. Individuals experiencing an emergency should call Mobile Crisis Management Services (MCM) at (888) 573-1006. MCM is a community resource that is available 24/7.

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Trailblazer Assistance Network (TAN)--Offers help for personal, professional, or school concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation. Additionally, it provides student-life resources for such issues as legal and financial consultation, online learning, and resources.

Confidentiality is one of the most important features of TAN. No one will know that you have used this resource unless you offer that information or unless someone’s safety is threatened.

There is no cost to you for your phone calls or virtual, telephonic, or face-to-face visits with the TAN. A-B Tech covers all expenses for this program.

To seek assistance through TAN, simply call (704) 529-1428 or (800) 633-3353 and it's available 24/7. Services available through McLaughlin Young Group. This is an additional resource to on-campus counseling.

There is also a portal to access free consultation for legal and financial services, as well as articles and databases for other resources that promote healthy living.

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Career counseling and career exploration services are available to students who are undecided or confused about career plans. To schedule an appointment online, please refer to the section on Career Counseling.