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Colleges of Education, Natural Resources Welcome Finn Losch as Embedded Counselor

Finn Losch is the new embedded counselor with the colleges of Education and Natural Resourcces

Finn Losch will join NC State University as an embedded counselor to support the wellbeing and mental health needs of students in the College of Education and College of Natural Resources. 

Through the new shared position, with support from the Provost’s Office, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Education and the College of Natural Resources will be able to receive free counseling services from Losch on campus and virtually. 

Beginning April 17, Losch will be available to meet with College of Education students in Poe Hall 520M on Mondays and Tuesdays; with College of Natural Resources students in Biltmore Hall 2022D on Thursdays and Fridays; and with students from both colleges virtually on Wednesdays. 

“Nothing is more important than the mental health and wellbeing of our students, and this new embedded counselor position is another important step we are taking in our colleges and across the university to center wellness and belonging in everything we do,” said College of Natural Resources Dean Myron Floyd and College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn. “We are thankful for the support of the Provost’s Office that is making it possible for us to add an embedded counselor who will be available and equipped to address the unique issues and needs that students in each of our colleges face.” 

Before joining NC State on April 10, Losch was a staff counselor at the University of Vermont and a clinical counselor at Northern Vermont University. They completed their bachelor’s at the University of Southern Maine and graduated with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johnson State College, where they received the Outstanding Master’s in Clinical Health Counseling Student Award.

“Expanding ease and access to care is an integral part of counseling work, and I am proud to be a part of this at NC State,” Losch said. “My hope is to join the other NC State counselors in making counseling more approachable and personable, by bringing in humor and an endearing level of awkwardness to a vulnerable space. 

“Being human is messy and sometimes we need someone not stuck in our little bubble to sit with us while we figure it all out,” they added. “It’s an honor and privilege to be that person to people.” 

Information for Students

All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Education and College of Natural Resources are eligible. Finn is also available to consult with staff and faculty in each college about a student. 

There is no cost for appointments with Finn. Insurance will not be billed. 

Finn is available to begin meeting with students in the College of Education and College of Natural Resources on April 17. You can sign up for appointments through the Counseling Center’s “getting started” page, or attend drop-in sessions that Finn will hold. The College of Education will host a meet and greet with Finn on Tuesday, April 18 from 9-11 a.m. in METRC (Poe 400). The College of Natural Resources will host a meet and greet with Finn on Thursday April 20th in Jordan Hall Addition Room 1214 from 1 p.m-2:30 p.m. 

Finn has two office locations. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Finn will be in the College of Education, in Poe Hall 520M, which is near the College of Education’s Student Services and Advising Center. On Thursdays and Fridays, Finn will be in the College of Natural Resources, in Biltmore Hall 2022D, which is near the College of Natural Resources’ Academic Affairs Suite. Finn is available virtually on Wednesdays. 

Finn can provide both individual and group counseling, as well as psychoeducational workshop recommendations, and is equipped to help with crisis response. Since Finn is not a psychiatrist, they cannot prescribe medication. However, Finn can refer you to a psychiatrist or any other services you might need. 

In addition to this embedded counselor position and services offered through each college and the university’s Counseling Center, all degree-seeking students at NC State can request up to 12 free telehealth counseling sessions with one of AcademicLiveCare’s licensed counselors over the course of a year. NC State also provides mental health resources and services for faculty and staff. In addition to resources offered through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, State Health Plan members have access to mental health coverage and additional resources via the Behavioral Health Resource Center.  All of the university’s Wolfpack Wellness resources can be found at If you are concerned about a student, you can complete an online referral