The Counseling Center was created to provide a range of services and programs that support the holistic development of all students in body, mind and spirit.
Our mission is to provide counseling and psychological services to St. Joseph’s College students in order to support student’s emotional, social and psychological well-being and to provide help in addressing issues that interfere with a student’s pursuit of life goals. These services are available so that students can get the support they need in order to make the most of their college experience and to flourish both academically and socially.
It is recommended that students seek help and support when problems arise. We encourage all students who are experiencing difficulties that could compromise their ability to remain at St. Joseph’s College to contact us immediately to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor. Prevention, outreach, education and immediate consultation services are available to students, parents, faculty and staff and are important in promoting emotional and psychological well-being, academic success and safety on campus.
The Counseling Center is committed to affirming and respecting people of all backgrounds. We aim to respond respectfully and empathetically to each person’s unique struggle, personal history and cultural background.
The Counseling Center was founded on the belief that good mental health is necessary to become a positive and productive member of society.
Based on the nature of the concern, the staff will assist the student in the development of an individualized action plan to address the concern.
Reduce stress: reduce perceived and actual stress among students
Develop skills: increase coping skills and strategies available to students
Provide support: advocate for positive social support systems on campus
The Counseling Center provides personal counseling and promotes wellness workshops and holistic programs specifically designed to address the needs of the student population. Individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, meditation training, consultation and assessment services are available to students, free of charge, to help students deal with problems and difficulties that they are facing. Students may seek help for a variety of reasons including stress due to academic or personal problems, anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship problems, family problems, bereavement, loss, trauma, abuse, alcohol or drug problems, eating disorders and more. These services are all confidential.