If this is an emergency, please call/text 9-8-8 or contact:
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 10am – 12pm
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 MHCC 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 biweekly on Thursdays at 12pm starting September 15th
For the latest information regarding our programs and events, visit us on Instagram @mymercercounseling
We offer the following national certification trainings:
The Mental Health Counseling Center 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 Mental Health Counseling Center 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 MHCC during regular office hours and ask to speak to the senior counselor. In the event of an emergency situation, contact Public Safety or/and 9-8-8.
MHCC 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.