Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides short-term individual counseling to currently enrolled, full-time Wesleyan College students. Individual counseling provides an opportunity to explore your concerns on a one-to-one basis within the context of a confidential relationship. The counseling model attempts to empower you with the resources needed to make positive changes in your life. The counselor and student work together to define and discuss personal issues and reach mutually agreed upon goals.
Counseling is not a mysterious process. It is a process in which you and I work together to overcome obstacles which may be preventing you from reaching your fullest potential. Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides assistance designed to promote the academic, personal, and social growth. The college years are filled with exciting and challenging times for you. It is normal, even expected, that you will encounter difficult or stressful events. However, when you use the resources available to you, there is a much greater chance of success and overall sense of well-being.
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College is a very unique time in a person’s life. Some students are very young and away from home for the first time. Other students may be going back to school with the responsibility of a family to start a new career. No matter their reason for being in college, the lessons learned and obstacles overcome during their college years can provide a wonderful opportunity for emotional growth and maturity. However, these lessons and obstacles can also result in negative consequences such as overwhelming stress, psychological problems, and academic difficulties that affect the performance of the student. Counseling services are designed to assist students with addressing the difficulties that they encounter during these years and to promote greater overall wellness within the student population.
Services include individual therapy, consultant and referral services, and outreach programming.
Counseling Services is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 3:0 pm during the academic year and selected hours during the summer. Schedule your appointment.
Appointments last approximately 45 minutes and may be rescheduled on a weekly or bi-monthly basis. If a longer-term therapy experience or more intensive treatment is desired or clinically-indicated, then a referral to a private therapist or community service will be made as early as possible.
No. Counseling records are separate from a student’s academic record. Counseling records are kept by the Counseling Office for a minimum of 7 years and are then destroyed.
During business hours (Monday—Friday, 8:30am—5:00pm), students may walk-in or call Student Affairs main office at (478) 757-5214. After hours, students experiencing mental health emergencies should call Wesleyan College Campus Police at (478) 960-7969 or (478) 757-5145.
There are some mental health-related services that I am unable to provide (e.g., learning disability assessment, long-term psychotherapy). If one of these services is required, I will help with the referral process. Please be aware that these services generally involve a fee. In some cases, health insurance may cover some of the costs. I am happy to assist with making referrals as necessary.
Student Counseling Services
9:00am-3:00pm / Monday – Friday
Olive Swann Porter Building
Student Affairs: (478) 757-4024 or (478) 757-5214
Fax: (478) 757-4027
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