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Embedded Counselor

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

Who is the embedded counselor?

William Hitt
William Hitt

The embedded counselor for the College of Education and College of Natural Resources is William Hitt. Before joining NC State in November 2023, William was a counselor at Pitt Community College, an academic counselor at East Carolina University and an embedded counselor at North Carolina Central University. He received a Master of Science in Counselor Education from East Carolina.

Who is eligible to meet with William?

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

What is the cost to meet with William? Will it be covered by student insurance? 

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

When and how can I sign up for counseling with William?

William is available to begin meeting with students in the College of Education and College of Natural Resources the week of Nov. 19. You can sign up for appointments through the Counseling Center’s “get started” page or attend drop-in sessions that William will hold. 

Where is William’s office?

William has two office locations. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, he will be in the College of Education, in Syme Hall Room 028. On Mondays and Tuesdays, William will be in the College of Natural Resources, in Biltmore Hall 2022D, which is near the College of Natural Resources’ Academic Affairs Suite. William is available virtually on Fridays. 

What can William help students with? 

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

What other wellness and mental health services are available? 

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 ProgramState 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.