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Oct 30, 2012

Counseling Services Q and A

Today's post features a brief Q and A with Monica Clark, Counseling Adjunct Faculty Member extraordinaire at Green River. She'll be giving us an overview of counseling services available at the college.

Monica Clark, Counselor
Hi Monica. To start, what can you tell us about the types of counseling services available to students at Green River?

Monica: Counseling Services provides free and confidential short-term personal counseling to any enrolled student at Green River Community College. We work with students to provide support around any challenges or concerns that are preventing them from doing their best in school and / or feeling their best. We can help students deal with personal problems and situational crises, gain coping and stress management skills, improve self-esteem, decrease anxiety and depressed mood, and learn new relationship skills, adjust to college life, and reach their personal and academic goals. 

If a student feels like (s)he needs to speak with a counselor, what is the first step?

Monica: Counseling Services is open Monday through Friday from 9:00-4:00 pm. Students can either call 253-833-9111 ext 2460, email at chs@greenriver.edu, or visit in person (LC building, room 231) to make an appointment. 

Can students drop in for walk-in counseling services?

Monica: We have drop-in hours for students on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00-1:00 pm, although it is first come first serve so there is no guarantee that a counselor will be available. If a student needs to be seen immediately, they can come in and we will certainly make an effort to see them.

Are there any other counseling service updates that you would like to share?

Monica: Every quarter we do a week of personal development workshops for any student to attend on topics such as study skills, stress management, healthy relationships and test anxiety. We typically do these workshops the third week of each quarter, although we also offer a couple of these workshops at the Kent Station campus later in the quarter.