A Student Success Service for Traditional Undergrads
The C3 staff counselors are professionals with graduate degrees in counseling, psychology or social work. Each staff person is committed to applying Christian principles as a foundation for their work with students. We recognize that there is no healing apart from the work of God. The Center also uses trained graduate interns for the counseling. Interns are closely supervised by a licensed staff counselor who is responsible for the intern’s work with students.
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Students come to counseling for a number of reasons, but mostly because they are temporarily “stuck” in the middle of working out a personal problem. Being stuck usually relates to several common themes such as anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship concerns, family issues, questions about faith, intimacy/sexuality, decision-making, adulting and managing emotions.
Counseling at C3 provides the opportunity to discuss your concerns with a trained therapist in a quiet, non-judgmental and confidential setting. Because a therapist is a neutral party, they have the ability to look at your situation, ask good questions, and help give you tools that equip you to work through your struggle.
Counseling is a free resource provided to LBC’s traditional undergraduate students.
Email C3@lbc.edu for an online intake form, or stop by our office in Upper Miller for a paper form. Once the form is submitted, C3 counselors will review your information, assign you to a counselor and contact you via email to schedule your first session.
Some students come in once for a consultation while others visit weekly or bi-weekly over the course of the semester. Sessions are 45-50 minutes. Most students are seen on a short-term basis, 8 sessions or less.
C3 services are open to traditional undergraduate students. Other students or staff can find referral information using the Lancaster County Referral Network (pdf).
Staff counselors either are in the process or have earned a professional counseling license in the state of PA, which also requires a graduate degree in counseling, psychology, or social work. C3 is also an internship site for the training of graduate interns for the counseling profession. A licensed professional staff counselor who is responsible for the intern’s work with students closely supervises interns.
Yes! Every counselor is committed to applying Christian principles as a foundation for their work with students. Counselors at the college recognize that there is no healing apart from the work of God. They understand their discipline and, at the same time, understand the work of grace in each person’s life.
Confidentiality is the basis of the counseling relationship and is discussed in your intake packet as well as first session. What you share with the counselor will be held in confidence, unless you give your counselor permission to discuss it with others. The only exceptions are suspected abuse of children or elderly persons, if you present a serious danger to yourself or others, or in the extremely unlikely event that records are requested by a court of law. You will be asked to sign a specific release form before any information is provided to outside parties.
If you are concerned about a friend who may need help, you can discuss this with a counselor without revealing the identity of your friend. A brief consultation at such a time may be just what you need to decide how best to help your friend. A counselor can often assist you with ideas about suggesting counseling to a friend or about handling a difficult situation.
Counseling sessions are normally most effective on a one to one basis. However, in certain cases students are more comfortable bringing a friend to support them in the initial stages of counseling. Simply request this when you complete your intake form.
Sometimes a student may find themselves or another student in a crisis situation. Whatever the situation, help is always there if we are willing to ask!
You can reach C3 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
call 717.560.8200 x 5581
or stopping in our suite in Upper Miller.
Let someone in the office know you are experiencing a crisis situation.
After Hours or in any emergency: