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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive Counseling Services?

Assessment, advocacy and consultation services are available to all QCC students.  Short term therapy is available to students who have no other current mental health treatment providers.

When is counseling provided?

Office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where is counseling provided?

Counseling Services are located in Room 162A.

Do you have to make an appointment?

First contacts can be by email, walk-in or telephone. Appointments are strongly suggested due to the busy nature of the counseling office during the fall and spring semesters. On-going counseling is made by appointment, only.

Are Counseling and Advising services the same?

No, although both are professional services offered by the college, counseling is strictly in reference to personal problems, whereas advising helps to manage your academic issues.

What is counseling at QCC?

Counseling is the opportunity to talk about your current concerns, choose your options/solutions and create a plan to help you to reach your goals.  It is a safe place to explore a concern, a stressor or just trouble shoot a difficult situation or day. The Counseling Center provides short term, solution focused assistance for all students.

Why do people go to counseling services?

Students may be experiencing school stress, anxiety, relationship problems, financial issues, loss of a loved one, physical/sexual abuse or depression. Students may be in crisis and need help with suicidal thinking and getting help. Counseling can be the first step towards feeling better.

Who will know that I have gone to counseling?

Counseling services are confidential, unless you give written permission to release your information that is to be shared with a specific professional. Should you indicate that you are suicidal or will do harm to others, you relinquish your right to confidentiality and the counselor will notify the appropriate authorities.

Can anyone provide counseling?

Many professionals can provide you with excellent advice, however a counselor is a licensed mental health professional whose training and licensure prepares them to address your mental health and wellness needs.

What other resources can I find in Counseling?

Screenings for depression, stress, anxiety and eating disorders are available, as well as related workbooks, apps and website information. The counselor also provides a variety of psychoeducational trainings, case management, as well as, advocacy within the college and with outside agencies.