MCTC Opens Student Counseling Services at All Four Campuses
by Brady Shultz
Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) has partnered with several regional counseling agencies to provide a new counseling service to students at all of its campus locations. Comprehend, Inc., Pathways as well as Bluegrass.org will provide on-campus office hours to provide students with support to make the most of their education experience at MCTC. The program will begin accepting appointments immediately.
Students can take advantage of a variety of services to treat many mental health issues including psychiatry, depression, crisis intervention as well as substance abuse therapy. Treatment plans are person-centered and based on the needs of the individual. This program provides students the ability to improve their life by providing treatment in a supportive, respectful and familiar campus environment. Counseling services can be billed to student’s insurance or paid based on sliding scale fee schedule.
“We are proud to form this partnership with Maysville Community and Technical College to provide counseling services to students. Increasingly, we are seeing more college age students in need of mental health and substance use services. This partnership provides easy to assess services and crisis intervention whenever needed.” Said Don Rogers, Chief Clinical Officer at Bluegrass.org. “Recent studies show anxiety is rapidly increasing among young adults and college students in particular and surpassed depression as the most diagnosed mental health issue.” Rogers added.
"It is often during school years that the signs of mental health problems become apparent. Most mental illnesses develop before age 25, making colleges an ideal setting for intervention and treatment. The administration at MCTC recognized this as an unmet need of their students. I am proud to be a part of such a service at MCTC.” says Teresa Conway, college counselor and counseling program coordinator.
Students can be referred for counseling by faculty or staff or community partner or may seek services on their own. They will be assigned to a licensed community mental health counselor for an appointment. Walk in services may be seen as counselors are available, but for an initial appointment students are asked to call ahead for an appointment.
Students interested in the service can visit the MCTC Student Enrollment Center, call 606-759-7141 ext. 66319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Services can be billed to student’s insurance or paid based on sliding scale fee schedule.
The new Counseling Services program launched October 24-26 with ribbon cutting ceremonies on each of its campuses. Services will open Monday, October 30 for all students. For more information, visit www.maysville.kctcs.edu/student_life