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Lunder Student Success Center: Counseling Services

Individual or Group Mental Health and Wellness Services and Referrals

COUNSELING AT KVCC

Counseling Introduction:

At Kennebec Valley Community College, we strive to foster the wellbeing of all students. Counseling Services are available to all students and provide students with an opportunity to explore concerns and problems or for students who want to engage in personal development in a confidential setting. Counseling is available for all KVCC students FREE of charge.

Below you will find information on Individual Counseling, Group Wellness options, as well as Community Supports and Frequently Asked Questions. Melissa Clement is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and oversees these programs. You can contact her using the information below.

Melissa Clement, LCSW Office Location:  130 Lunder mclement@kvcc.me.edu Office Phone: 207-453-5150 Cell/Text: 207-431-2694

 

Check back often for new information and resources! 

Individual Counseling is a resource for people who are struggling in some aspect of their lives or can be for people who want to engage in personal growth. Counseling involves meeting and talking with a trained professional, usually for around 45 minutes. KVCC currently has one counselor and virtual or in person meetings can be scheduled using this Link.

Group Therapy options are also available to students. Learn more about the groups currently available here- Wellness Groups. Have ideas for a group but don’t see that option here?! Reach out to mclement@kvcc.me.edu.

Our counseling services can also assist you by making referrals or help you find community resources near you that will best fit your needs.

Both therapy options are free to ALL students

GROUPS


Students are encouraged to take advantage of the groups available. See descriptions and use the link below to register. Let’s support each other through this semester!

 

REGISTER HERE- https://www.kvcc.me.edu/events/detail/kvcc-supports-you-2/ 

 

BOUNDARIES 101 WELLNESS GROUP

We will explore how to find peace in your life  by increasing balance and setting boundaries with others in your life as well as yourself.  This group will be guided using the book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab,

REGISTER HERE- https://www.kvcc.me.edu/events/detail/kvcc-supports-you-2/ 

 


PARENTING WELLNESS GROUP

The Parenting Wellness group is here to help you connect with other parents and to find support for the challenges that parenting can bring.  Learn how to promote positive behavior and tools to manage misbehavior using positive parenting techniques.

REGISTER HERE- https://www.kvcc.me.edu/events/detail/kvcc-supports-you-2/ 

 

Campus Support Services 

  • TalkCampus- KVCC also offers free access to a mental health peer support network called TalkCampus. TalkCampus is here for everyone and anyone who just needs someone to talk to. Get instant support for your mental health any time of day and night. Learn more and download the app here.
    • Advising Center
    • Trio
    • Disability services
    • Tutoring

Community Support Services

Counseling FAQ'S

Counseling FAQ’s

What should I expect from Counseling at KVCC?

Counseling can be different depending on your needs. You can meet with a counselor regularly or you can meet just once or twice. Usually during the first or second session, you will be asked a lot of questions so you and the counselor can get to know each other and so the counselor can learn about your situation.

Is the information we talk about part of my Student Record?

No, the information shared is confidential unless you sign a release indicating otherwise. There are times when information will not remain confidential: to protect yourself or someone else of serious harm, if there is abuse or neglect of a child or an incapacitated adult and times when information is subpoenaed by a court of law.

What if I am having a mental health crisis?

While we try to be flexible with scheduling and try to be as available as possible for students during difficult times, counseling services are not available 24/7 and should not be substituted during an emergency.

If you or someone you know is in an immediate mental health crisis, please do one of the following:

Call 911;

Visit your Local Emergency Room if it is safe to do so;

Call the Maine Crisis Line at 1-888-568-1112;

Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255; or

Text START to 741-741- this service is Free, 24/7 & Confidential

In the event of an emergency on campus, call 911 immediately and then notify Campus Security at 207-453-5811. If you are worried about a specific individual or have any concerns, please contact Campus Security at 207-453-5811.