“Problems do not go away. They must be worked through, or else they remain forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.” —M. Scott Peck, MD

MECA counselors are committed to helping students achieve their personal and academic goals and enhance their self-understanding. They provide students with support and encouragement in a nonjudgmental, caring setting where diversity is respected and celebrated. They can also assist with referrals to doctors, therapists, and other off-campus resources.

All BFA, MFA, and MAT students are eligible for free and confidential counseling at MECA. Employees are also welcome to utilize MECA Counseling on a limited basis. Counseling office hours are available every weekday and are posted on the counseling office doors.

The best way to schedule an appointment is to email counseling@meca.edu and suggest some convenient days and times to meet.

Counseling sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes but may be briefer if a student wishes. Students are expected to have their phones off and out of sight during counseling sessions.

View our PDF Overview of Counseling & Wellness here

The 2017–2018 counseling team consists of two licensed counselors, two counseling interns, and one social work intern:

Sheila Geant
Coordinator of Counseling & Wellness, LCPC
sgeant@meca.edu
207.699.5056

Ginie Thorp
LCPC, Counselor
gthorp@meca.edu
207.699.5056

Andrew Bove
LCSW-cc, Counselor
above@meca.edu

Sami Stubbs
Social Work Intern