College students experience important emotional, moral, and professional discovery and growth while earning their academic degrees. The goal of our counseling services is to: assist students with any difficulties in their personal development; help students discover in themselves their own strengths and values, either personal, social, or spiritual; and apply these to their inner-self organization, their relationships, their life goals, their work, and their studies.
All students have access to qualified and competent professionals, all of whom are capable of providing students with short-term equitable, sensitive and confidential support. These counseling services are provided in a comfortable and private office environment on campus at no charge to the student. The professional counselor is responsible for student charting and record keeping; and, a student's written permission is required to release information to other relevant parties. Upon consultation(s) with a student, should the professional counselor find that their specific counseling needs might be better served by an outside provider, the student will be referred to an appropriate professional practice.
A student is encouraged to make an appointment to see an on campus professional counselor if he/she is experiencing difficulty in:
- Making a smooth transition from high school to college
- Clarifying individual personal or professional goals
- Managing stress or dealing with anxiety
- Feelings of loneliness or depression
- Roommate issues
- Solving family conflict
- Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
- Controlling food and/or substance intake
In addition to the Counseling Center, crisis intervention and emergency-response services are available from a variety of campus offices such as the Student Health Center , Campus Ministry, Residence Life, Student Affairs, or the Academic Skills Center.
Counseling Center Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; other times by appointment.
The Counseling Center is located in Room A620, 6th floor of the Administration Building.
Appointments are preferred and may be made by calling (570) 208-5873; or Ext. 5873.