Counseling Services of C3

Why Counseling?

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 as noted.

  • Family
  • Spirituality
  • Friends
  • Decision Making
  • Intimacy & Sexuality
  • Managing Emotions
  • Mental Illnesses
  • Problem Behaviors or Situations

Most of the above behaviors are the typical struggles of many students. Making use of counseling available to you as a student may be one of the best decisions you make, rather than some sign of weakness or sickness.

If you do not desire or need a counseling experience, but maybe have a question about how to handle a difficult roommate, a situation at home or a sticky relationship, you can simply schedule a one-time consultation with a counselor in the C3 office.

How Do the Services Work?

Services are free of charge to currently enrolled traditional undergraduate students. Individual sessions are normally planned weekly and last about 45 minutes. Though the length of time varies, most students are seen on a short-term basis (8 sessions or less).

FIRST STEP: Complete the intake form
Email for an online intake form, which provides us background information and your schedule. Our counselors will review this form and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Appointments can be made for individual counseling as well as group therapy. Due to time and staff limitations, we are not able to extend services outside our currently enrolled student population. See our referral page for options to locate a counselor in your area.

For emergencies, you can seek the help of a Resident Assistant or Resident Director, or you can call Public Safety at ext. 8247.

Who Will I Be Meeting With?

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. 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. 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.

Meet the staff

Is There Confidentiality?

What you share with the counselor will be held in confidence, unless you give your counselor permission to discuss it with others. This is the case except for incidents of suspected abuse of children or elderly persons, presents of 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 being asked to reveal 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. Students are often relieved after these consultations, and grateful for this type of assistance.