Counseling Center

The Counseling Center would like to acknowledge & support our BIPOC students who may be experiencing heightened stress, retraumatization, and anger due to the ongoing oppression and violence directed at them. Please see a list of local & national resources to support you through these difficult times. Updates from the college can also be found at The View page.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update 

The Counseling Center is available to support all enrolled students. We will be offering on-going tele-counseling for students who are residing in the state of Vermont, and can provide tele-counseling consultation for out of state students.

What is tele-counseling? Tele-counseling is like meeting with your counselor, but done through a private virtual connection via a Zoom meeting or telephone call.

It is important to know that Vermont State law guides the scope of tele-counseling, and per the Vermont statutes, counselors are only permitted to practice in the state in which they obtained their clinical license. Unfortunately, that means we cannot provide on-going counseling to students outside of Vermont. That does not mean that you cannot contact us, or that we cannot provide support. We can still talk with you about our services, offer tele-counseling consultations, and help you find a provider in your home state. Also, any student who is currently residing in the United States and is experiencing a mental health crisis can speak with the on-call counselor 24/7 at (802) 865-5745 or by calling Campus Public Safety at (802) 865-6465.

If you are interested in starting or continuing services via tele-counseling or have questions regarding your eligibility for services, please contact our office at (802)865-5731, counselingcenter@champlain.edu, or request an appointment.

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 for a few moments every day.
  • 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.

If you are feeling lonely, anxious, isolated, or just need to talk to someone, please do not hesitate in using any of the resources below, including accessing the Champlain On-Call Counselor 24/7 at (802)865-5745.

Additional support services:  

Let's Talk and Let's Connect

"Let's Talk" is an individual 20 minute, drop-in consultation with a counselor to problem-solve, de-stress or learn about our services. Offered every Tuesday from 11am-12pm via Zoom or phone.

Click here to sign up.

"Let's Connect" is a group for those looking to connect about adjusting to college life during the pandemic- living at home, or living on campus, possibly dealing with feelings of isolation or just looking to meet other students. Hosted by counselors. Offered Wed eve from 7:15-8:15 pm via Zoom.

Click here to sign up.


Where to Find Us

The Champlain College Counseling Center is located in 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. Counselors are also available for same day and walk-in appointments during regular business hours. 


Disclaimer

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  • Nothing you read on the counseling webpages are meant to diagnose, substitute for, or otherwise replace actual face-to-face professional counseling.
  • Champlain College, the Counseling Center, Student Life Department, and the Health Center and their respective staff, faculty, and students, are not responsible for any action taken by any person as a result of viewing or otherwise obtaining information from this web site.
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