Center for Counseling and Student Development Satellite OfficeHealth Sciences Campus

Welcome to the Center for Counseling and Student Development Satellite Office!


Individual counseling

Individual counseling is a confidential one-on-one setting with the client and counselor. Any personal issue can be addressed through individual counseling and treatment goals can be created collaboratively between client and counselor. Individual counseling is a process of exploring issues, learning new ways of coping, creating change, and increasing satisfaction with life. Counseling is not about telling you what to do, how to feel, or who to be. Rather, counseling will help you feel supported as you determine what you want to do, explore how you feel, and decide who you want to be.
Interested in individual therapy? If you are restarting therapy or new to our Center, starting at 1 pm on Fridays, you may give us a call at 252-328-6661 or come in to schedule an appointment. If you are an ongoing client, give us a call or come in to schedule any time. It is important to let us know if you are in crisis when calling so we can best accommodate your needs. For first appointments, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled session time to complete paperwork.


Consultation services are available to ECU students, faculty/staff, parents, and students with concerns about other ECU students.
If you are interested in consultation services, call our office at 252-328-6661.


Some students may be better served by working with a community provider. There are many reasons why a student might be referred to a community provider, ranging from needing specialized or long-term treatment that is not offered at our Center to a student wanting or needing to work with a counselor to explore an issue in depth that may not be achieved within the Center's brief counseling model. Students may request transfer to a community provider or their CCSD counselor may identify that a student's needs are best met in the community and work with the student to transfer services. Either way, we can often help you get connected with a local provider.
If you are interested in referral services, call our office at 252-328-6661 to schedule a case management appointment.
If you are interested in seeking off-campus treatment of your own, you can visit the Trillium Health Resources Network Provider Directory or "Find a Therapist" (or psychiatrist, support group, treatment facility) through

Outreach Services

The Center for Counseling and Student Development offers various workshops, presentations, and programs to numerous groups within the ECU community throughout the year focusing on an array of emotional & mental health topics. We provide outreach events all over campus for currently enrolled ECU students and workshops or presentations to classes, residence hall groups, student organizations, and groups of faculty & staff. Outreach events and presentations do not require appointments or advance notice of attendance, and are open to the ECU community regardless of whether you have attended counseling.
Except in emergency situations, outreach requests will be filled based on staff availability. We require at least two weeks notice for our planning purposes. Please fill out our Online Outreach Request Form or click here to print and fill out a hard copy Outreach Request Form. If you fill out a hard copy form, please return the form to the Center for Counseling and Student Development in Umstead 137 or email the completed form to For more information or questions, please contact the main campus Center for Counseling and Student Development at 252-328-6661.

Sarah Dietz

Staff Counselor

Licensed Psychologist

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Education: PsyD Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MA Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
BA Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Interests: depression, adjustment issues, grief and loss, trauma, family of origin issues, interpersonal development

Affiliations: Association of Death Education and Counseling

ECU East Campus - Center for Counseling and Student Development

137 Umstead Building

Crisis walk-in hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm

Crisis after-hours: for after regular business hours, on holidays, or on weekends (excluding breaks between semesters) call 252-328-6661 and press '2'

Other crisis resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
REAL Crisis 252-758-4357
Trillium Crisis and Access to Care Line 1-877-685-2415
Integrated Family Services Mobile Crisis 1-866-437-1821
Vidant Memorial Hospital 252-847-4100

For more information about CCSD services on ECU east campus, please visit our website or call 252-328-6661.

Contact Us!

Location: HSC - Student Health Suite

Hours: Wednesday 1 pm - 5 pm, 
Thursday 8 am - 1 pm

  • In crisis?
    Come in M - F between 11 am - 4 pm in Umstead 137 on east campus for a brief crisis screening or call us at 252-328-6661(press '2' if after-hours).