Priory’s student support services address three main areas of need: wellness counseling; learning support; and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). For more information about our Learning Support and DEI programs, please refer to their webpages, linked on the right.
The Department of Wellness Counseling aims to reduce barriers to learning by supporting the whole student. Our approach is systemic and collaborative in nature, drawing first upon the student’s own personal resources, as well as the partnership of parents, faculty, and other professionals as appropriate.
We promote and assist with healthy individual, relational, and academic development and resilience in our students through a variety of services, including:
- Brief counseling and check-ins with students in support of students’ social, emotional, mental, and spiritual health
- Collaboration with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and outside professionals
- Referrals for additional support
- Crisis intervention, as needed
The content of counseling sessions is confidential, with some exceptions. Legal exceptions to confidentiality include disclosure of reasonable suspicion of 1) abuse of a minor or dependent elder; 2) risk or plan to harm oneself; 3) risk or plan to harm others. Counselors may also seek student and parent/guardian permission to consult or exchange information with outside parties in order to provide collaborative, holistic care.
Services in the Department of Wellness Counseling are optional and opt-in, and appointments are welcomed. Please consider reaching out to us via phone, email, or by dropping into the Academic Resource Center, adjacent to the Student Center and on the first floor of the Dining Hall.