Student Counseling Services

Parent and Family Resources

Understanding Student Counseling Services

What we do:

  • We provide short-term therapy designed to ameliorate personal and developmental concerns that students may face.   

  • Appointments are generally scheduled every other week. While there is no session limit, the majority of students attend six sessions or fewer. 


Limitations of SCC services:

  • Some challenges are not amenable to short-term treatment such as long-standing emotional or behavioral difficulties and the necessary treatment is typically beyond the scope of the services we can provide.  

  • SCC can assist students in connecting with therapists and psychiatric providers in the community to receive the appropriate level of treatment. 


New student considerations:

  • SCC encourages new students and their families to carefully consider the support the student will need as they transition to meeting the demands of a rigorous art school environment.  While often exciting, this transition may also be stressful. 

  • Students who have had the ongoing support of a therapist or psychiatrist in the past are likely to benefit from a similar level of support--at least during their first semester. 

  • In these instances, SCC strongly recommends that parents and students establish a relationship with a provider in the community before coming to campus to ensure students have access to ample support during their first semester.  

  • The SCC staff are available to meet / speak with students to help facilitate finding a provider in the community.

  •  An online resource that may be useful is: