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Our licensed mental health professionals work with students on a confidential basis around a variety of issues and concerns, including:

  • Adjustment and homesickness
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Eating
  • Substance use
  • Sexuality
  • Relationships
  • Family issues

Students can meet one-on-one with counselors on a regular basis. All counseling services are free for students.

Counselors offer small group workshops in anxiety reduction, stress management and other topics relevant to teen development. These are open to all interested students.

Psychiatric services are offered on campus through an arrangement with a community psychiatrist. There is a charge for these appointments.

Counselors are on-call for emergencies 24/7.

Leading with Empathy

80 student listeners, all uppers and seniors, are available to help peers with advice, mentoring and more.

Go to the page titled Leading with Empathy

Meet the counseling team:

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Jean Banville

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Amy Blackburn

Amy L. Blackburn

Szu Hui Lee

Szu-Hui Lee

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
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Johanna Mautz

Licensed Clinician
Connie Morse

Constance Morse

Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Marco Thompson

Marco A. Thompson

Licensed Clinician
Chris A. Thurber

Chris A. Thurber

Counseling and Psychological Services