It is the mission of the Director of Counseling to promote the personal development and psychological well-being of all students, and to provide an environment that is conducive to growth and learning.
Free and confidential short-term counseling is available for Fayette campus students seeking help with personal, social, or emotional issues.
What Is Counseling?
Counseling is designed to help you identify behaviors or ways of thinking that are interfering with your happiness and/or ability to function, and to guide you in making the necessary changes to fulfill your personal goals.
As a client, you should be aware that you have the following rights:
- To ask questions about your counselor's professional qualifications, experience, and approaches to working with clients and about the goals and nature of counseling
- To be an active participant in decisions about counseling goals and strategies and to refuse any goals or strategies with which you do not agree
- To have your counseling experience remain confidential, within certain limits (see Policy on Confidentiality)
- To end counseling at any time
The law protects the privacy of all communications between a client and a mental health professional. In most situations, Counseling Services can only release information about your treatment to others if you sign a written authorization form that meets certain legal requirements.
If you and your counselor agree that it would be beneficial for your counselor to share confidential information about your treatment with someone else, your counselor will prepare an authorization form for your signature.
In some situations, no authorization to release confidential information about a client's treatment is required by law or ethical standards. In these situations, the counselor may release information without the client's permission. Information sharing within Counseling Services for clinical and administrative purposes is routine.
How Can I Make An Appointment?
To schedule an appointment, contact Meg Hammes, Director of Counseling Services, by phone at (563)425-5786, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointments are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Evening appointments may also be available at the student's request.
Office of Student Development