Counseling ServicesHealth Center
While at Morrisville State College you will be meeting new people, experiencing new situations and exploring new ideas. You may find that you have personal questions and concerns about yourself. Our professionally trained counselors are available to help you with the challenges that you are facing.
What is Counseling?
Counseling can mean working one-on-one or in a group with a professionally trained individual to help you resolve your concerns. Counseling has been proven to be helpful with personal, social, emotional and alcohol/drug-related concerns and can help you develop a better understanding of yourself, your goals and your relationships with others.
We will not tell anyone why students come here or what was shared with us. This means that we will not tell your friends, parents, professors, residence life staff - not even the president! Information is shared only upon written request, or in instances when students are thought to be harmful to themselves or others, or as mandated by law.
- Counseling: Counseling helps you identify your feelings and understand your thoughts and behaviors. Counselors will listen without judgment and help you sort out what you may be thinking, feeling or to help you cope with a specific challenge.
- Consultation: You may not want to seek counseling for yourself, but you may have concerns about important people in your life. Counselors are available to help you with these concerns by providing information and materials regarding important mental health topics. Consultation also includes information and resources on relaxation, meditation and other mindfulness techniques.
- Outreach: Counselors offer a number of workshops, informative publications and activities on campus each semester. Look for information about our activities on the campus information channel, via e-mail and posters.
What to Expect if You Choose Counseling
- FREE services to all enrolled students
- Professional and courteous treatment
- Timely appointments
College counseling is based on a brief therapy model, usually two to ten sessions. The first appointment is known as an intake session where you and your counselor will discuss your issues of concern. We recommend that you arrive 15 minutes early to this appointment to complete necessary paperwork.
After your first meeting, you and your counselor will determine what your next step will be. This may include additional sessions and/or an appropriate referral.