“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 assisting students to achieve their personal and academic goals and to enhance their self-understanding. We provide students with support and encouragement in a nonjudgmental, caring setting where diversity is respected and celebrated. We 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 services at MECA. Employees are also welcome to utilize MECA Counseling on a limited basis. Counseling office hours vary and are posted on the counseling office doors.

The best way to schedule an appointment is to email counseling@meca.edu and suggest some days and times that would be convenient for you 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.

Our counseling team consists of two licensed counselors, one counseling intern, and one social work intern:

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

Ginie Thorp
LCPC
gthorp@meca.edu
207.699.5056

Christopher Ross
Counseling Intern
cross@meca.edu
207.699.5052

Elizabeth Siviski
Social Work Intern
esiviski@meca.edu
207.699.5052