Making Appointments

Interested in talking to someone in the Counseling Center?

Call or Stop By to Schedule an Appointment

You may schedule an appointment by calling 802-635-1265 or by stopping by our office in Senators South. 

Appointments can be made by phone or in person. Email is not a secure form of communication so we discourage people from sending any confidential information via email.  We are located on the sub-floor, which you can reach on the back side of the building, closest to the parking lot.

Print Out and Complete an Intake Form

To minimize your waiting time prior to your initial appointment, you may click here to download the intake form fill it out at your convenience and bring it with you to your first appointment, or when walking in to the Counseling Center to schedule your first appointment.

Hours

The Counseling Center is open for individual appointments Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and closed from 12-1 p.m.

If you call after our regular business hours, please leave a message and best times to reach you on our confidential voicemail (802-635-1265), and we will return your call on the next business day.

Timeline

Usually we can schedule an initial appointment within a few days to a week of your first call. There may be busy times during the semester when we may have a longer wait and if that is not workable for you, we will do our best to help out with a local off campus referral as well as look at other on-campus supports during your waiting time.

To minimize waiting lists and periods for those needing services we have a no-show policy: if a student does not show for a first appointment without calling to cancel, they are put back on the waiting list.

Students already engaged in services are expected to give 24 hours notice to cancel appointments and are removed from the clinical schedule after two no shows without calling, in order to make sure that services are available for students who want and need them.

Frequent cancellations are addressed in the context of the therapy and whether or not it is still needed, whether the clinician is effectively meeting the student’s needs/goals and or the student’s level of commitment or readiness to utilize the process.

After-Hours/Weekend Assistance

In the event that a mental health crisis occurs after our regular business hours, students usually seek assistance from Residence Hall staff who connect them with the local Community Mental Health Crisis Services (802-888-4914, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | 802-888-4231, 4 p.m.- 8 a.m. & weekends).

Semester and Summer Breaks

Our office is open when the college is in session during the spring and fall semesters.  We are closed during breaks and over the summer.

Confidentiality

We are extremely careful to protect the confidentiality of our records.  Your Johnson State College Counseling Center record is available only to those professionals directly involved with your care.  Counseling Center records are kept separate from Health Service medical records and also your academic records.

Information about your visits will not be disclosed without your permission to any college official or faculty member, or to any one else including your parents, family, friends or roommates except in very specific circumstances which are limited to instances when your own or someone else’s life or property are known to be in eminent danger or on the very rare occasion that we are presented with a subpoena.

We will, at your written request, provide clinical information to another professional for the purposes of your further treatment.

Contact Us

Location: Senators South (basement level)

Phone: 802-635-1265

Fax: 802-635-1292

Mail: Counseling Center

Johnson State College

337 College Hill

Johnson, VT 05656