Counseling Services can help students gain an understanding of their mental and emotional well-being, which can lead to a resolution of problems and concerns.
Counseling focuses on helping to develop a sense of competence, learning to meet increased or different academic and social demands, resolving interpersonal conflicts, managing drug/alcohol related problems, depression or anxiety, resolving losses, and many other areas of concern. If a student feels that they would benefit from a long-term counseling relationship, the Director of Counseling can assist them with a referral to an off-campus, local professional organization, to further help them in their self-care journey. This decision is usually made following an assessment by the counselor and student.
- One-on-one scheduled appointments for short-term counseling
- Crisis response to emotional and/or mental health emergencies (on-campus)
- Referrals to local community (off-campus) psychiatric professionals
- Information assistance with support groups (off-campus) such as Alcoholics Anonymous, or any other community support group which the student would like to obtain more information on
Counseling services are provided on-campus with our Licensed Professional Counselor, Kellie Berger. Students can make an appointment for a counseling session by calling the clinic, or emailing the private Health Center email at email@example.com. Kellie Berger is offering both telemedicine and in-person appointments as well, so please reach out if you feel that counseling services are something that you might be interested in obtaining.
Privacy for Telemedicine Appointments
Students may find it difficult to find a private or quiet location where they can openly speak during their virtual appointments. For this reason, students may request a private location for their virtual appointments so they feel comfortable discussing their concerns openly with their provider. Details on this can be found below:
Off-Campus Counseling Services
Students seeking off-campus counseling services may research the following list of providers:
This list is not an exclusive list of all the options available in Lenawee County; students are welcome to complete their own research for services. If a student is wanting to establish care with off-campus counseling services, they are welcome to call the health center for help with setting up their initial appointment. We can also assist with offering a safe and confidential space for students to complete paperwork or obtain assistance in establishing care off-campus.
•••Insurance is not billed for counseling appointments, nor are there any additional fees for students. All discussions between counselors and students are confidential, and no information can be released to anyone within the College, or outside of it, without the student’s written request. This is in keeping with the ethics code of the American Psychological Association. The legal exception would be if a student is deemed a danger to themselves or others, or are abusing minors or elders.•••