Mississippi Valley State University

December 22, 2014

Services Offered

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Counseling gives you a chance to talk one-on-one with an objective person about what’s on your mind. A counselor can help you learn new skills and ways of looking at situations so that you will be more capable of solving new problems on your own in the future.

Group Counseling offers an opportunity for students to meet others who may have similar experiences, and pursue growth in themselves, their attitudes, and/or their behaviors and learn new skills to facilitate change in a safe, supportive environment.

Crisis Intervention is provided by the Counseling staff to assist students in emergencies. After hours, the campus police should be contacted at 662-254-3478.

Referrals of students to an outside agency are made when deemed necessary. Each student’s individual needs are considered in making referrals to sources of help outside the Counseling Center. Information is available about a variety of services and resources on campus and in the community.

WORKSHOPS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Each semester the Counseling Center sponsors a series of workshops designed to help students adjust to the academic, social, and psychological demands of campus life. Counselors also lead support groups, which are longer term and focus on a broad range of personal issues.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Counselors are available to conduct workshops and provide information on various topics to classes and organizations. Topics may include Counseling Center services, time management, coping with stress, healthy relationships and conflict resolution. National mental health screening days in the fall and spring educate and screen students for depression, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and anxiety.

PEER PROGRAMS

Involve student volunteers who extend Counseling Center outreach to the student body. Student volunteers are selected and trained to participate as peer counselors and peer educators.