Counseling Services – Welcome!
The Counseling Center serves all enrolled PC&TC students. Costs are covered through student fees, so there are no “out-of-pocket” expenses.
Our students are traditional and non-traditional students who have a variety of spiritual, educational, and cultural backgrounds and life experiences. Our mission statement is based in respect and a commitment to their diversity. Our practices are rooted in culturally competent and evidence-based practices, tailored to the needs of each individual student, to help them achieve their educational objectives and well-being.
To help our students maximize the benefit of their educational experience and increase their personal growth, the counseling office provides outreach programs and consultation to students, faculty, and staff. Our programs and individual counseling address the developmental, clinical, and preventative needs of our students. Sometimes it only takes one meeting to help. These services include:
·Educational and specialized therapeutic assistance (individual/group psycho-education and brief counseling services/referrals) to students who are encountering adjustment problems or who are experiencing psychological and emotional distress.
·Crisis intervention, including threat assessment, directly or through cooperative arrangements with other resources on campus or in the surrounding area.
·Consultative services to college community members to enhance the educational environment to the benefit of the intellectual, emotional, and interpersonal development of the students.
·Offering early intervention for retention in circumstances that might lead to dropping out, academic failure, or suspension.
·Continued research and evaluation of our services with the goal of improving their effectiveness and strategic planning.
·Provision of training and professional development experiences for faculty, staff, and others in the college community.
We are committed to a philosophy of acceptance, compassion, and support for those we serve, and we strive to provide an emotionally safe and respectful environment. We support students of all identities including age, culture, race, sexual orientation, language, mental and physical ability, spirituality, size, socio-economic status, political perspective, and worldview.
Our counseling services are for students only. Employees and faculty, please contact Human Resources for information about free and confidential counseling through Pierpont’s Employee Assistance Program. For information about this program, consult the employee handbook (page 24).
The CARE Team
If you have a concern about yourself or others and you do not know who to turn to, contact the CARE Team.
Links to Other Resources (click on the name to go to the webpage or type it into your browser):
Pierpont is a participant with Fairmont State, which hosts a chapter of Active Minds. Active Minds is a student group that promotes mental wellness and decreasing the stigma toward mental health conditions. Contact the Office of Counseling and Disability Services for more information or click here to visit their Facebook page.
Turley Student Services Center
Phone: (304) 333-3661
TTY: (304) 367-4906
Suzan Walsh Clemens, PhD
Pierpont Community & Technical College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution.