If this is an emergency, please call/text 9-8-8 or contact:
Friday, September 29th 9am - 4pm via Zoom
Cameras must be on during the session!
Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course prior to the full day session.
In the Mental Health First Aid certification course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.Topics covered:
Wednesday, October 4th 12pm
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Grace Flagler, the Prevention and Communication Educator for Womanspace, will share how to recognize and address domestic and sexual violence and how to communicate with survivors. Womanspace, Inc., located in Lawrenceville, NJ, provides comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. For more information, visit their website at https://womanspace.org/.
Services are FREE for enrolled students.
Confidential individual counseling is provided by licensed mental health professionals and supervised graduate level interns. Our goal is to help you resolve personal difficulties and acquire skills, abilities and knowledge that will allow you to take full advantage of your college experience and make effective and satisfying life choices.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays 11am – 12pm
Let’s Chat is a free, private virtual drop-in service where registered Mercer County Community College students can have an informal conversation with a Counseling staff member on a first-come, first-served basis. The session is brief, no more than 20 minutes, and is designed to help students with specific problems and to introduce them to what it is like to speak with mental health professional. The staff will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources in addition to determining whether formal counseling would be useful. “Let’s Chat” is NOT counseling or a crisis service.
You may want to visit Let's Chat if you:
One Day at a Time (O.D.A.T.) — 12 step recovery program for those (or have a friend or loved one) struggling with alcohol or substance addiction
Meets: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12pm
Location: SC 228
Contact: Terry Smith email@example.com
EOF Support Group—A group dedicated to EOF students
Meets weekly on Thursdays at 12pm in LB 220 starting February 9th
For the latest information regarding our programs and events, visit us on Instagram @mymercercounseling
We offer the following national certification trainings:
Uwill offers students free immediate access to teletherapy, a direct crisis connection, and wellness programming through its easy to use online platform.
To schedule teletherapy:
Register/login to Uwill and choose a therapist based on your preferences including availability, issue, gender, language, ethnicity. You can also choose a time that fits your schedule with day, night and weekend availability. Access is quick and easy. You can register and book your first session in just minutes using your school email.
Uwill is Private. Secure. Confidential.
If you need any assistance, you can refer to the Uwill FAQ, Student User Guide, or reach out directly to Uwill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Counseling staff serve as consultants to individuals and groups in the MCCC community. Consultation involves sharing knowledge and expertise to assist others in responding effectively to mental health issues impacting the campus community.
We encourage the MCCC community to make referrals to the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) if you have concerns about a particular student. Due to confidentiality, the Counseling staff cannot disclose if a student contacted our office or receiving treatment. If assistance is needed, contact CWC during regular office hours and ask to speak to the senior counselor.
In the event of a psychological emergency situation on campus, contact Public Safety or/and 9-8-8.
Counseling staff facilitate class visits throughout the semester. Please click here to fill out the Class Visit Request form.
Yannick Ladson, EdD, LPC
Kristen Alestra, LCSW
Kim Mayner, LAC
Oaks Integrated Care Counselor
Katie Guers, M.Ed.
Marvina Jackson, M.A.
Intake Specialist -JKC
TalkCampus is a free app where you can talk with other students from around the world about a wide range of mental health concerns. It's designed as an extra support system that's available 24/7. TalkCampus is based on peer support; you can use it if you need some help yourself, or you can provide support to others. While it's moderated by trained clinicians to maintain a safe environment, it isn’t a replacement for counseling or professional mental health support; it's a great place to start talking and to gain support and validation and can help you feel that right now you’re not alone. TalkCampus is anonymous and isn’t run by the MCCC Counseling Center.
You can download TalkCampus directly from the App Store or Google Play, or you can download it from this link: Click here. Once you've downloaded the app, your MCCC student email address will give you free access.