Resources for Concerned Others

What is available to students at Simpson?

FREE individual, group, or couples counseling is available to all full-time and part-time students at Simpson. Counseling Services employs two full-time and one part-time counselor on campus to meet with students Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In addition to scheduled appointments, counselors are available to speak with a student in crisis. If an emergency occurs during business hours, a counselor can meet with a student immediately. If an emergency occurs outside of business hours, the offices of Campus Security or Residence Life can reach a counselor.

Counselors are also available to provide consultation for students who may be seeking support in helping a friend or a loved one. Counselors can provide guidance in having a difficult conversation with a friend, help a student to better understand a mental health concern, or support a student through their own experience of providing support.

Counseling Services can provide information regarding off campus referrals and community resources.

What is available to others who are concerned about a Simpson student?

Counselors are available to consult with concerned others who are unsure of how to respond to or help a student they believe to be distressed. Counselors can provide guidance in having conversations with students about mental health issues, can offer assistance in how to suggest that a student visit with Counseling Services, can provide general mental health information, and, and can offer information regarding community and crisis resources.