Counselors can help with a variety of concerns, such as:
•Time management and study skills assistance
•Assessment of learning styles
•Career counseling and exploration of career paths
•Strategies for personal growth and development
•Adjustment to life crises
There are lots of reasons why a student may wish to speak with a counselor. Some of the personal reasons for seeing a counselor are:
•Declining interest in activities or in socializing with others
•Inability to concentrate; reduced ability to cope with stress
•Self-deprecation or blame; exaggerated feeling of guilt
•Behavior that is troublesome to self or others, such as increased use of alcohol or other substances
•Preoccupation with food, excessive exercise, or other problems related to food and eating
•Excessive fears or unusual anxiety
•Excessive absences from classes or failing grades
•Inability to organize and prepare assignments.
Counseling Services are located in FR 233. Walk-in services are usually available for situations that require immediate attention. However, an appointment is preferable.
Students may come by the office to make an appointment or call (413) 552-2232. An appointment can usually be scheduled within a few days.
No, but the secretary may ask you if it is for a specific problem, such as withdrawal, class scheduling or a personal issue in order to allot the amount of time needed for the appointment. You may just say that you wish to talk to the counselor in person to explain your need. If the situation is urgent, please let the secretary know that.
No, there is no extra fee charged for Counseling Services on campus. However, Counseling Services can provide only short-term intervention. If long-term psychotherapy is needed, the counselor can help you find a therapist in the community who can accept payment through your health insurance or who offers a payment schedule based on your income.
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