Springfield Technical Community College has partnered with a local community mental health agency, River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC), to provide STCC students with increased access to mental health services. RVCC is providing students with mental health support in an office located on campus. To be eligible, students must carry health insurance. Students identifying a need or desire for personal counseling can be seen by a licensed professional therapist to address a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to:
- Adjustment to college or other new situation
- Crisis management
- Anxiety, depression, anger
- Stress management
- Chemical dependency
- Academic concerns
- Difficulties in relationships with significant other, friends, or family members
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem
- Domestic violence
Confidentiality: Underlying the counseling relationship is the principle of confidentiality. This principle assures you that the facts and opinions you reveal about yourself in the course of counseling will be held strictly private and will not be revealed to others without your written permission. However, there are several exceptions to this policy, including:
- Report of child abuse or neglect when a child may still be in danger
- Report of elder abuse or neglect when a child may still be in danger
- Threatening harm to yourself or another
- Legal cases related to child custody, hospitalization, or court-ordered evaluation.
Students wishing to take advantage of the mental health counseling services available on campus through River Valley Counseling Center can call 413-755-4332 to schedule an initial referral session with David Forton, MS, LMHC. Please bring your health insurance information and valid identification to your intake appointment.
If you are on campus and experiencing a clinical emergency, contact Public Safety at 413-755-3911 (off campus dial 911).