March 24, 2020
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Kenyon's counseling service provides short-term and brief supportive individual counseling free of charge for currently enrolled students. Group counseling is also provided to support students experiencing a variety of issues or needs.
These services are provided by licensed mental health professionals and supervised graduate student interns and are designed to assist students with a number of concerns and to enhance their ability to be more effective and successful in their academic and personal lives. Due to limited resources, a model of brief, solution-focused counseling is used. Students must have personal motivation and goals for counseling; if not, they may be referred to other community resources as will students who need long-term or more intensive services. Students are responsible for the cost of these off-campus services. Referrals will be made with students’ needs in mind, after meeting with a Kenyon counselor who will follow up with students to assure that a good referral was made. Kenyon provides crisis intervention services for all current students.
104 W. Scott Lane, Gambier, OH 43022
(behind the Village Post Office)
Monday - Friday
Health: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Counseling: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
Call Counseling Services at 740-427-5643 or come into the office to schedule an appointment. Upon arriving for a scheduled appointment, please check in with the administrative assistant. After your appointment has ended, if you wish to schedule another, please speak to the administrative assistant.
Length of appointment: 45 minutes
What you can expect: To be treated with dignity and respect, to be listened and responded to, to be assisted in creating strategies to meet your concerns and to be honored as a complete, competent, adaptable human being. Read more about what to expect from a counseling appointment and things that you can do while waiting for an appointment.
Your personal commitment to helping yourself is crucial to an effective counseling process. Counselors can help you only if you are willing to receive help, attend scheduled sessions, and engage in new ways of thinking and acting outside of the counseling setting.
If you will be delayed in coming at your scheduled time, or if you must cancel your appointment, please notify our administrative assistant, Jackie Presley, at 740-427-5643, preferably 24 hours before your appointment.
Your counselor(s) will make every attempt to be prompt for your appointment. However, there may be occasions when, due to an emergency, the counselor must delay or cancel your appointment. We regret the inconvenience this might cause you and, with your permission, will attempt to inform you of this change by email or telephone.
We provide individual, group and substance abuse counseling. If we are unable to provide the services you need, we will assist you in finding the appropriate resources. For counseling to be most effective it is necessary for you to take an active role in the process and remain open and honest in discussing your concerns. At times this can be difficult, and you may face feelings that make you uncomfortable. This is to be expected and is a normal part of counseling.
Everything discussed with your counselor will be kept confidential, except in cases of suicidal/homicidal intent, abuse, neglect or abandonment of a child/elderly adult/person with a disability, or when required by law. No information will be released to another campus office or individual without your knowledge and written consent.
In some cases, it may be appropriate to be referred for outside help or treatment. If at any time you decide to discontinue counseling, we encourage you to first discuss this with your counselor. We do not offer services during semester breaks or during summer sessions so sometimes there are gaps in services. If you feel that you would benefit from more continuous care, we can help you find those services.
Services may be terminated for noncompliance with the plan of care, failure to keep or cancel appointments, violent behavior, threats of violence, or if it is determined that counseling is no longer beneficial. Services may be terminated and appropriate referrals given if students needs are out of the scope of this office.
If at any time you feel you need help, do not hesitate to come in or call the office during regular hours. If no one is available in the office, call Campus Safety at 740-427-5555 in order to be connected with ProtoCall and a licensed behavioral health professional will assist with immediate support, crisis intervention and stabilization. Students may also utilize the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or text 4HOPE to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.