The mission of Mercer County Community College is to prepare students for academic, professional and personal success. To achieve that goal it's important to focus on the needs of the whole person: academic, personal, physical, emotional, interpersonal, social and spiritual. To that end we have experienced counselors who are dedicated to helping you achieve your academic, career and personal goals.
Sometimes you need someone to listen and hear you when you talk. Sometimes you need someone to help you figure out where you're going. Counseling Services strives to maximize individual growth and success by assisting you with personal challenges that may interfere with your academic, professional or personal progress.
The Counseling Center provides free and confidential short-term counseling, outreach, education, consultation and crisis management in a supportive and professional environment. These services 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.
An example of some of the issues we can help with:
Let’s Chat is a free, private virtual drop-in service where registered Mercer County Community College students can have an informal consultation with a licensed counselor 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 a counselor. The counselor 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:
The Counseling Center will respond within 48 hours.
If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or contact:
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.
Online Screening go to ULifeLine.org
(go to the Mercer County Community College page in the Find Your School search bar and then click on Self Evaluator.)