Welcome to the Housatonic Community College Counseling Center
The mission of the Counseling Center is to assist students in being
successful at Housatonic Community College.
Counselors help identify personal, academic and social barriers that
may prevent students from succeeding. They represent a safe haven
for the students, a place where confidential information can be exchanged.
The goal of the counselors, who are trained professionals, is to help
students benefit from an experience at HCC that will prepare them for
employment in their field of study, or to continue their education at
a four year college or university.
We're Here to Help
The counselors at HCC strive to help you achieve academic success, feel
comfortable at Housatonic, develop educational and career plans and help you understand yourself and others. The ultimate goal
is for you, the student, to direct your own life and feel responsible
for yourself and your actions.
Sometimes students want to just sit down and talk about personal or non-academic
concerns. The counselors are here to listen. They recognize that many students
are trying to balance work, school and family responsibilities along with
personal needs. They understand that overwhelming pressure can build;
therefore, they offer you a friendly ear in a confidential setting. Referrals
to outside agencies are made when necessary.
Personal Adjustment Counseling
Seek personal counseling if you feel:
- Overwhelmed and ready to quit
- Undecided about educational and career choices
- Upset over relationships
- Tense, anxious, inadequate, puzzled or depressed
- Confused about
sex, alcohol or drugs
- Concerned about weight, food or exercise issues
- Upset about a traumatic
- Confused about gender or sexual identity
Counselors can help you:
- Develop a clear sense of your options
- Reduce anxiety
- Make educational and career life plans
- Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
- Cope with stress
- Find resources to help you with your academic
- Balance social life, school and work
- Get along better with others
The Counseling Center provides academic advising by appointment and
by walk-in. Faculty advisors are available in all academic departments.
If you experience an academic problem, come to the Counseling Center
and discuss your options with a Counselor. Counselors are
available to discuss a variety of academic issues such as: academic
probation, academic suspension, and graduation requirements.
If your career plans change and you are thinking of changing your
academic program, change of program forms are available in the Counseling
are also available on the HCC website. Also, if you have not
attended for two years and your GPA is below 2.0, you can request the
Fresh Start Option.
Visit the Counseling Center for more information.
Located in Lafayette Hall in room A108, the career counselor can help
students succeed in many ways. Career goals can help students plan their
college programs to assure they have the skills they need to succeed
in the workplace. Counselors can also help students with transfer information
to four-year institutions. Some of the services include:
- Assistance with establishing career goals.
- Maintaining the bulletin board of job postings for students, directly
outside suite A108.
- Assisting with resume writing and cover letters.
- Assisting students with the Strong Inventory Survey Questionnaire
to explore educational goals.
The Career/Transfer reference library is located in room A108-b. The
library offers students additional resources including college catalogs,
background literature on careers, etc.
Career/Transfer Workshops are held throughout the year and give
students additional information to help make their career and transfer
The Counseling Center also offers workshops
Professional Counselors facilitate the following workshops:
- Test anxiety
- Math anxiety
- Study skills
- Time management
- Stress management
- Orientation to college and/or universities
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Edwin Chapman, MSW, L.C.S.W., Counselor
Indira Reddy, Ed.D. LCPC
Marilyn Wehr, MS, LPC, Counselor
Linda Wolfson Ph.D., P/T Counselor
(203) 332-5097 or 332-5095
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, CT 06604