Description of Counseling at LCCC
The life of a college student is a busy one- balancing obligations to work, family, friends, and school. It can feel overwhelming at times even just knowing where to start. At LCCC Counseling Services, we work with students to navigate the challenges of being a busy student in an even busier world. Our counselors have the training and experience to walk with you through some of the challenging transitions that occur during college. We're here to help!
Appointments and Fees
Services are free of charge for all students. Appointments are usually available on a first-come, first-served basis, but emergency assistance is often available the same day. The first appointment will involve completion of confidential forms and a meeting with the counselor to discuss the reasons for seeking assistance and an attempt to clarify goals and possible ways to achieve these goals.Counseling is primarily short term (6-8 sessions). If longer treatment is necessary, the counselor will help with referral to a provider off-campus.
Confidentiality and Privacy
All contacts and communications with Counseling Services are confidential. Counseling records and notes are not a part of your academic record. We follow laws and ethical guidelines that govern professional counseling. In keeping with these guidelines, the only situations in which a counselor would make an exception to confidentiality is if you were at risk of harming yourself or another person,or in the case of abuse of a minor or older adult (child/elder abuse).
In Emergency situations, call:
- Lehigh County 610-782-3127
- Northampton County 610-252-9060
- Carbon County 800-338-6467
- Schuylkill County 570-628-4731
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK