Wellness Coaching & One-on-One Services

What is Wellness Coaching?

At Student Wellness, our focus is helping students excel academically and socially as they face many opportunities and challenges. 

If you have a goal you are working towards or any lifestyle change that you are interested in developing (managing stress, being more active, eating healthier, finding more overall balance in life- just to name a few), coaching can be a catalyst for implementing that change you seek!  You are the expert in your own life and know where you want to go, but maybe you are feeling ‘stuck’ or aren’t sure how to get there… that is where a coach can help!

Wellness coaching is a collaborative partnership between a student and coach to help you assess what is currently working for you, what may not be working as well and to clearly identify your life’s vision so you can begin taking purposeful action steps towards it!  Coaches are trained in Integrative Health Coaching - a holistic, evidence-based approach centered around creating action plans and providing ongoing support to get you the results you want.  We utilize strategies like motivational interviewing and take a holistic approach to health using our eight (8) dimensions of wellness framework.

Session Characteristics:

  • Meet 1 on 1 with a professional coach as often as you request (usually weekly or bi-weekly)
  • Sessions last 45-60 minutes and are private and virtual
  • Coaching partnerships are long-term and can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months (or beyond)
  • Conversations are student-centered and judgment-free, prioritizing your current goals and lifestyle
  • Areas of focus can include, but aren't limited to: stress management, self-care practices, sleep hygiene or refining your life vision and values.
  • After a session, you will feel empowered, accountable and motivated! 

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Coaching Services over the summer: 

**Coaching Services provided by the Student Wellness office have been paused for the Summer session.  However, if you are interested in connecting with one of our recommended community-based coaches, you can do so below!**   
(Note: All recommended community-based coaches operate on a private pay basis and coaching sessions are not associated with the Student Wellness coaching program.  Each coach has a set pay rate.  Session rates range from $50 to $80.)  

*Student Wellness staff-based coaching services are offered at no-cost to the student and will resume in the Fall semester.*

Recommended Community-based Wellness Coaches

***For more information about Wellness Coaching, please check out the FAQs document below! 

All coaching sessions are private.  No report will be made to other campus departments or officials or your parents or family without your formal written consent.  With this said, there are a few exceptions due to staff being Responsible Employees. If one talks about hurting themselves and/or someone else, by law we must share that with Counseling and Psychological Services. Additionally, because we care about your safety, if you share specific details regarding an incident of harassment, discrimination, assault, stalking, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence, that happened by or to Carolina students, as employees of Student Wellness, we are required to share that information with UNC’s Student Complaint Coordinator.