Help is Just a Tele-appointment Away
This past year has not been like any other, but LCCC’s Counseling Center and Services have been there to help students every step of the way. LCCC offers resources to help students stay focused on their studies and themselves.
With classes moving online due to COVID-19, the counseling staff created YouTube videos called LCCC Mental Health Minute, where counselor Lauren Falgout and Clawrence the Cougar speak about coping skills, counseling, dealing with anxiety, and suicide prevention.
Students like Kaitlin Harris benefited from watching the video.
“The Mental Health Minute videos were super interesting,” Harris said. “They were both informative and enjoyable to watch. I was able to learn a few ways to manage my stress and time properly with school starting up again.”
Brian DeLong, Director of Counseling and Community Services, LCCC, confirms that views are going up, and appointments remain steady. Appointments are offered in-person, on the phone, and virtual.
“Since 2016, we’ve averaged around 450 appointments per semester, even throughout the pandemic,” DeLong said.
The counselors at LCCC not only help students through different issues hands-on, but they also send helpful information via email and post on the LCCC counseling website. Resources are available at lccc.edu/academics/academic-advising/counseling-center-and-services.
Even though the counselors respond to students most hours of the day, the office is open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Students can call the office at 610-799-1895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.