The mission of The
Office of Counseling Services is to help students reach their full potential by
- focusing on and improving their well-being and mental health,
- exploring their
values and clarifying their belief systems,
- developing their social and
emotional learning about themselves as individuals within a community, and
- establishing a strong sense of self in order to thrive and lead meaningful
Counseling Services carries out this mission by providing individual
therapy in a supportive, open, and accepting environment and by offering a
variety of educational programs, workshops, and events designed to raise
awareness, promote personal growth, and strengthen interpersonal skills.
The Office of Counseling Services welcomes all students to see the counselor in a private and safe environment regardless of their reasons for making an appointment. Counseling services are available to all Hendrix students at no cost.
Typical Issues Include:
- Adjusting to college
- Relationship difficulties
A short-term counseling model is followed. Individuals wanting or needing long-term therapy may be referred to off-campus facilities in the community.
Psychiatric services are available on campus. Students must be directly referred to the psychiatrist by a campus counselor. Our psychiatrist treats students for a variety of issues but does not treat students for ADHD alone.
Workshops, Prevention & Outreach
- Stress management
- Relationship issues
- Sexual assault prevention
- Mental health and well-being
- National Screening Days (Depression and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Alcohol)
- Dream interpretation
- Grief support group
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment) indicates that the records maintained by counselors and psychologists are not to be classified as “educational records.” Therefore, the records kept by the Office of Counseling Services are confidential and do not become a part of a student’s permanent record.
The Office of Counseling Services is located in the white house behind the Mills Center for Social Sciences at 1541 Washington Avenue.