The most common challenges that counselors address with students include:
Where: Building 6, room 142 (Conference Room)
Who do we help?
What do we provide?
What to expect:
Leaders of Support Group:
Brenda Smith, MS, CDCA II, Counseling Services Counselor
John Potter, MA, LPC, Accessibility Services Counselor
Counseling Services offers free and confidential counseling to assist students with both personal and academic concerns. Counseling Services is now offering a new service, Higher Education Case Management. The purpose of the Case Manager is to provide non-clinical services to the campus community. The mission of the Case Manager is to assist students in achieving academic success and personal growth by connecting students to the resources they need. The Case Manager is knowledgeable about community resources and resources on campus. For example, if a student is struggling with child care, transportation, housing, or other needs in their lives, the Case Manager can assist the student with finding proper resources. If you feel like it could be helpful to meet with a counselor, feel free to call our office at 512-3032. Counseling Services is located in 4-331.
Counselors are also available for consultation to help staff, faculty and students determine if a referral for counseling is needed, to answer questions and give information and to provide feedback on a given situation.
Referrals to outside agencies are made if the student needs more intensive therapy, has psychiatric or psychological concerns, needs a diagnosis for treatment or needs an evaluation. Counselors will assist students in finding the right place for them to go and will work with them until that linkage has been made in the community.