Why Utilize Counseling?

View our PDF Overview of Counseling & Wellness here

Students seek counseling for many different reasons, including the following:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Adjustment problems (transitions, homesickness, etc.)
  • Relationship challenges
  • Grief and loss
  • Gender and sexual identity support
  • Disordered eating
  • Substance use
  • Sexual assault

Counseling services include:

  • Mental health assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Couples and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation with members of the MECA community to assist them in assisting students who are experiencing mental health challenges
  • Psychoeducation
  • Referrals to appropriate resources and local providers


MECA counselors encourage self care and wellness to enhance mental health. This is done directly with individual students and through on-campus programming, including yoga and meditation. “Happy” lights are available in the library for individual use.