As the campus
psychologist at Lakeland Community College, I am
here to help you succeed in pursuing your education
when personal, emotional, or family problems may
be interfering with your learning. Some of the most
common challenges that students face include:
- relationship issues
- adjustment difficulties
I can also help students who are experiencing parenting
challenges, eating disorders, lack of direction
or meaning, alcohol or drug abuse, reaction to
incident, low self-esteem, domestic violence, high
levels of stress, mood swings, and life transitions.
My services include assessment, short-term personal
counseling, short-term couples counseling, referral,
and crisis intervention. When you are experiencing
personal or emotional difficulties, these services
can help you get back on track and help you succeed
in pursuing your education at Lakeland.
Services for Students
The purpose of our initial session will be for
me to listen carefully to fully understand your
and evaluate your needs. Together, we will come
up with a plan of action. Depending on your needs,
may provide short-term personal counseling or I
may provide a referral to an outside provider
Short-term Personal Counseling:
Personal counseling usually consists of anywhere
between three and fifteen sessions, depending on
your needs. These sessions are generally held on
a weekly or bi-weekly basis. At the beginning of
the process, we will work together to define your
goals. Examples of some goals might be to decrease
stress, to improve communication with others, to
simply feel better, or to find a greater sense
of direction or meaning in your life.
Depending on your circumstances, there are a number
of ways that our work may proceed. We may use our
time together to identify strategies that you can
use to meet your goals. We may explore your thoughts
and feelings about your situation. We may discuss
barriers that are preventing you from moving forward
in the ways you would like.
Throughout the counseling process, it will be my
goal to provide you with a caring, supportive, and
professional environment in which to explore your
personal challenges and facilitate change.
If your needs go beyond the services that I offer
on campus, I will work closely with you to help
you get connected with appropriate off-campus resources.
I will help you find providers who will accept
your health insurance or operate on a sliding-scale
At times, students can experience personal difficulties
that can feel overwhelming. One of my roles as
the campus psychologist is to help facilitate the
safety and well-being of Lakeland students. When
I am on campus, I am on call and available to respond
to mental health crisis situations.
[ View Mental Health Crisis
Students are often concerned about their privacy
when seeking out personal counseling on campus.
All information that a student shares with me is
regarded as confidential. The records that I keep
are stored separately from your general college
records, and only I have access to them. I do not
share information with outside parties unless you
give me permission to do so. However, if there
is a serious threat of harm to yourself or someone
else, I may be required by law to share information
with an outside party in order to ensure your safety.
If you have any questions regarding confidentiality
of psychological services, please feel free to
discuss them with me at any time.
To schedule an appointment, please call 525.7200.