Available free of charge to all HCC students, counseling services offers assistance in educational, career, and personal/social development, providing support that enables students to overcome barriers to successful college performance and grow toward attaining a satisfying and meaningful life.
HCC's staff of professional counselors assists students in exploring educational and career goals, planning their educational programs, and managing the challenges of college life. Services are provided individually and in groups.
Counseling staff utilizes the ethical standards of recognized professional organizations. Accordingly, each individual's right to privacy is maintained.
The HCC Counseling Staff maintains strong ties with community mental health agencies and refers students for assistance with problems that are outside the scope of college counseling, such as psychological testing, clinical diagnosis and treatment, psychotherapy, or family therapy. Should a student require assistance beyond the scope of college counseling services, referrals are made to appropriate agencies.
Counseling contacts are confidential. This means that any information, feelings, or opinions that you share with your counselor is kept strictly private and will not be revealed to others without your prior written permission.
However, according to state law, there are several exceptions to this principle of confidentiality of which you should be aware. These exceptions include the intent to harm yourself or others, child or elder abuse or neglect, and certain court ordered information.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll reply as soon as possible! The Counseling Services office is located in FR 233 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Evening appointments are available upon request. To make an appointment to see a counselor, contact (413) 552-2232.