Students may schedule an initial appointment with a counselor by phone (506-3038), by visiting the counseling office, or college personnel may refer them. During an initial appointment, the counselor will obtain background information and listen to the student’s concerns. In some cases, the initial meeting may be enough to help the student address and resolve the issue. The counselor will determine how best to follow up beyond this initial, confidential meeting.
Students may also walk in for counseling services on a first-come, first served basis. Counseling Services takes a collaborative approach and work with students, faculty, college departments, and staff to assist students with their academic, career counseling, and personal success.
Counseling Services offer a three level approach to counseling and crisis intervention.
- Level one approach situations involving immediate emergency and mental distress. In level one type of cases, students are immediately referred to a counselor.
- Level two approach situations involving minor emergency distress issues. In these cases, our licensed mental health counselor will help resolve the issue, and refer students to a community mental health provider as needed.
- Level three approach situations involve long-term therapy issues and requiring ongoing personal support. In these cases, students are referred to local community health professionals.