Counseling Services

The counseling and Student Development Department offers free and confidential short-term counseling to enrolled full and part time students who may be experiencing some kind of personal challenge that may be affecting their social, emotional and academic life. We offer support to the Central community by providing students with an array of counseling and student development services.

We are all faced with challenges in life and can benefit from the support of others at times.  This is particularly true in college where demands and expectations can sometimes feel overwhelming.  We promote a supportive and safe campus environment.  Counseling services are available in the Student Wellness Center located on the first floor of the Willard-DiLoreto Hall.

Counseling Services Offered:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Assessment and Referral to Community Providers
  • Informal Consultations
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case management
  • Risk Assessment

Student Development Services Offered:

  • Involvement with campus centers, programs and initiatives
  • Psycho-educational webinars for students on a variety of mental health topics
  • Consultation to Central faculty and staff regarding student mental health challenges and related issues
  • Training for faculty, staff and students on a variety of mental health issues

What to Expect: Your First Visit

Counselors are assigned to students based upon information obtained in the intake assessment, as well as his or her caseload availability. Continuing appointments are based on progress towards goals that are outlined in the treatment plan that you will go over with your counselor. Recurring appointments can either be scheduled directly with the counselor, or through the department secretary.

It is expected that students will attend their scheduled appointments on time. If it is necessary to reschedule an appointment, the Counseling and Wellness Center office 860.832.1926 must be notified as soon as possible with at least 24 hours notice. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes early for your first visit to fill out paperwork. Prior to seeing your counselor, please download and fill out the Personal Data Sheet and bring it with you to speed up the intake process.

Be sure not to save the Personal Data Sheet on a public computer.

If you have taken some of our Self-Assessments and have personal concerns, please bring the printed results with you.

For additional questions regarding your first appointment or to set one up, please contact us at 860.832.1926. Please visit our FAQ before calling for general information, as your query may be thoroughly addressed there.