Areas of Concern
Personal concerns of any type may be discussed privately with an experienced counselor. These concerns may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Serious concerns about a friend, roommate, or family member
- Coping with a traumatic incident
- Alcohol and/or drug abuse
- Anger management
- Suicidal thoughts
- Lack of concentration
- Relationship conflicts
- Career choice
- Isolation and loneliness
- Lack of confidence and/or self-esteem
- Eating disorders
- Test anxiety/ Study skills
- Sexual assault
- Family problems
- Unwanted pregnancy
- Pre-marital counseling
- Couples counseling
MC counseling center provides a wide range of therapeutic interventions for MC students. When a student’s needs require a more intensive level of care, MC counseling center partners with the student to transition to resources within the community.
Some students may feel hesitant to seek our services with the concern that parents, teachers or administrators at Mississippi College would have access, this is not the case.
All records are confidential and they are NOT part of your academic or administrative records.
Your records and personal history are available to no one, this includes parents, family, police, faculty or administration unless you provide written consent. No information about your counseling will be released to anyone without your authorization, except under the following circumstances:
- If you are under 18 years of age, your parents or legal guardian(s) may request access to your records and may authorize their release to other parties.
- If you are determined to be in imminent danger of harming yourself or someone else.
- If you disclose abuse or neglect of children, the elderly, or disabled persons.
- Where otherwise legally required.
Prior to starting the intake process, you will be provided with detailed information regarding counseling services and given an opportunity to ask questions.
NOTE: Students should be aware that many states ask about therapy as part of application to the bar. In a few states medical boards request this information as well. Similar information is requested by some religious denominations prior to ordination. Some federal agencies require releasing this information for applicants for sensitive government positions. In the past we have responded to these requests with brief summaries, which have been sufficient. This information is only released with your written consent.
The staff adheres to the ethical principles and codes of conduct of the American Psychological Association and the Mississippi State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
If you have any questions about your rights as they relate to confidentiality, please do not hesitate to contact the counseling center and speak with a therapist.
A Note About Email
Please note that E-mail is not an appropriate medium for engaging in personal counseling and relaying other private information. Unfortunately, e-mail is not always confidential and cannot be guaranteed to be an effective or timely means of communication.