Upsetting events, normal developmental challenges, difficulty adjusting to the demands of art college, emotional crises and mental health problems are some of the reasons students may come to the Student Counseling Center.
Counseling Center Hours
Monday - Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Crisis Drop-In Hour
Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
How Does it Work?
The Student Counseling Center (SCC) staff is highly experienced in assisting students with these difficulties. In doing so, the SCC staff will provide an assessment of the problem, collaborate with the student in establishing goals, and offer a thoughtful strategy to achieve these goals. MICA counseling services are available to any student enrolled in a full-time undergraduate, graduate or post-bac program.
The SCC offers the following services: individual, group, family and couples counseling, and stress reduction through meditation. We offer training and outreach to students, faculty and staff.
SCC will provide referrals for services off-campus if it is determined that the student's needs are outside of the Center's scope of practice. Office hours are not available during holidays or when the college or SCC is closed.
All Student Counseling services are free and confidential.
Coping with Crisis and Tragedy
The following links contain information to help with coping with crisis and tragedy in our lives:
- Asking for Help
- Psychological First Aid
- Teachers Helping Students
- Supporting Yourself and Others
- Important Considerations in Helping Others
How and When to Refer a Student to Counseling
At times everyone feels stressed out, depressed, angry, anxious or confused. Sometimes a good friend or relative can help. However there are times when these problems do not go away or become overwhelming. These are the times when a student should seek professional help.
If you or someone you know has been...
- drinking too much or taking drugs (illegal/or abusing prescribed drugs)
- eating or sleeping differently
- feeling helpless or hopeless
- having dramatic mood swings
- so anxious, afraid or depressed that everyday activities & relationships have been affected
- performing poorly at work or school
- physically, sexually or emotionally abused
- experiencing a crisis or stressful event, like a death in the family, a divorce, or the break-up of a relationship
- thinking about suicide or using self-harming behaviors to calm down
...then talking to a professional counselor may be just the choice to make.
It is always best if the person needing counseling makes the call him or herself. By taking the initiative the person is taking the first step to increased feelings of well being and health.