The Hocking College Counseling Center is staffed by Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. The counseling center helps promote the psychological health and wellbeing of our student population in order to foster academic success. Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons including study/test taking concerns, learning/attention difficulties, stress/anxiety reduction, relationship concerns, depression, suicidal concerns, family issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual concerns and grief and loss. We also provide appropriate referrals for those students experiencing serious mental health issues.
Counseling services are offered to currently enrolled students, and are provided at no charge. Initial appointments or consultations typically occur during our Walk-In hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. To access on campus counseling services after 5:00 p.m. and on the weekends, please visit the Hocking College Police Department.
The Counseling Center will do its best to see each student who comes during these times. However on days when there is an unusually high demand, there is a possibility that a student may be asked to return to the next day's walk-in or make an appointment for an initial assessment/consultation. Appointments may be scheduled by stopping by our offices at 210 Oakley Hall during normal business hours, or by stopping by the Hocking College Police Department after 5:00 p.m. or on the weekend. Services may also be accessed by calling 740.656.0065.
The Counseling Center offers brief individual therapy to students for a variety of personal concerns. Most students are able to meet their goals quickly are seen for one or two quarters. Many students find that the initial meeting itself is all they need to explore and clarify their feelings and options.
Group counseling is an excellent alternative to individual counseling. The Counseling Center typically offers several counseling groups based on student need and demand.
Students may be referred to resources, offering other services from those available through the Counseling Center. Referrals may be made to other on-campus services or to community professionals.
Consultation and Crisis Intervention
Counselors are available during normal working hours to consult with students, faculty, staff, parents or others who are concerned about the well-being of a Hocking College student. Counselors are also trained to assist students in the aftermath of campus crisis or tragedies.
Mental Health Resources
ULifeline for Hocking College
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where Hocking College students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and drugs.