What types of counseling services are available?

All counseling sessions are provided in a supportive, empathetic, collaborative and confidential environment.

Services

  •  Solution Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC) to support the cultural needs of GCC’s population;
  • Crisis Intervention Counseling and referral services;
  • Comprehensive campus wide programs to support students in mind, body and spirit;
  • Case management services to address basic needs, financial stability and access to public benefits screenings

I am struggling with personal issues that are impacting my performance in school. What services are available?

During the initial meeting, the counselor will assess your needs and make recommendations based on their professional opinion and in collaboration with you. In some cases, students are referred to providers outside of GCC. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis and is determined by the appropriateness of counseling for your individual situation, our expertise in treating your particular problem, the availability of staff and other resources, and other factors.

Counselors can also review potential GCC support options such as:

  • Center for Students & Families. For more information on our Mobile Food Pantry, emergency housing assistance, Income Supports, Public Benefits Screenings, and Assistance for students, please click here.
  • Student Accessibility Services to address potential classroom accommodations.
  • Achievement Coaching, designed to support students through a series of different strategies, such as: 

o Goal setting
o Study skills
o Time management
o Note taking
o Test anxiety & test taking
o Learning styles

Is the information I share with a counselor confidential?

Yes, the information shared with campus counselors is confidential. Any limitations to confidentiality will be discussed during your first meeting.
 

Is there a fee for counseling services?

All services are free and available for currently enrolled students at Gateway Community College.