The Counseling Center provides down-to-earth, confidential mental health services geared specifically to college students and provided by licensed professionals. Addressing a range of concerns – from adjustment and relationship difficulties to anxiety and mood disorders, the Counseling Center supports students navigating their college experience, ultimately reducing the impact of interpersonal, behavioral, and psychological difficulties that could interfere with a student’s quality of life and learning.
Confidentiality: Communication within the Counseling Center is confidential. Contact made with the Counseling Center and information resulting from individual sessions does not become a part of one’s student record. Such information cannot be released, even to one’s family, without the written permission of the student.
Eligibility: Counseling services are available to full and part-time Saint Joseph’s College students within the state of Maine.
Limits of Service: Though the Counseling Center is primarily a short-term agency, staff can help you explore options if extended service is needed. Client concerns that require more intensive care, certain specialization, or hospitalization may be referred to mental health providers in the community.
Referrals: Friends, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to recommend Counseling Center services when there is concern about a student; however, the responsibility for setting up an appointment belongs to the student.
Hours: The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The waiting period for an initial (non-emergency) appointment is generally no longer than one week.
Access: The Counseling Center offers in person, as well as virtual, services for those who are in the state of Maine. The offices are located in Saint Joseph’s Hall. The building is not handicap accessible; nonetheless, Counseling Center staff are happy to make alternate arrangements to meet individuals with physical disabilities.
Cost: There is no charge for psychological services for students currently enrolled in courses.