Counseling & Accommodation Services Center

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

During this period of remote instruction, the Counseling Center will not be providing in person counseling. We feel that this is the best way to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

We will be offering tele-counseling for students who are residing in the state of Vermont. At this time, state laws dictate that we can only provide on-going services to students in Vermont, the state where we hold our professional licenses or roster status. We are looking into the possibility of that changing due to the unusual situation presented to us by the coronavirus and will be in touch to make that information available to students as soon as we know more. If you are located outside of the state of Vermont, we can provide consultation via zoom or phone in effort to assist in getting the care you need. Counseling Center staff will also help you connect or reconnect with a local mental health provider in your community.  

Feeling anxious during times of uncertainty is normal. But there are things you can do to help take care of yourself and your well-being.   

  • Be kind to yourself and practice self-care.
  • Get the facts, but limit worry and distress by reducing the amount of time you spend on social media or news sites that are upsetting. Ongoing Champlain updates on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation are being posted at The View page. For further information, see the dedicated CDC website.
  • Eat well, get exercise and prioritize sleep.
  • Meditate.
  • Seek support and ask for help (friends, family, mental health providers).
  • Practice deep breathing 4-6-8 - Inhale for 4 counts, Hold for 6 counts, Exhale for 8 counts.
  • Practice acts of empathy, gratitude and kindness.

Please know that our on-call counselors will continue to be available to all students, both in state and out of state, if you are in crisis or need support outside of office hours.

Additional support services are also listed below:  

Champlain On-Call Counselor: (802) 865-5745
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800) 273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text Home to 741741
Campus Public Safety: (802) 865-6465
Howard Center First Call (Crisis): (802) 488-7777

Join us for Virtual "Let's Talk" with a Counseling Center Counselor

What: "Let's Talk" is a free, confidential consultation with a Counseling Center Counselor.  It is a first-come, first-served, informal discussion to problem solve and gain new insights.  Students sign up online for a 15-20 minute time slot. No paperwork is required. 

Who: Registered, traditional Champlain College undergraduate students.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4pm

How: Click this link to sign up for a time.

You can indicate at sign-up if you'd prefer a phone call or a Zoom video meeting.  

Have an additional question about how the Counseling Center is offering support during this time?

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Champlain College Counseling Center is located at Skiff Hall.

Our services include individual and group counseling, psychiatric medication management and referrals, crisis services, and wellness programming. All traditional undergraduate Champlain students, who are currently enrolled, are eligible for counseling services.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the on-call counselor at (802) 865-5745 or Campus Public Safety at (802) 865-6465.


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