Counseling Services

Counseling Services

   

Personal Counseling

At Kennebec Valley Community College, we strive to foster the wellbeing of all students. The counseling service provides students will an opportunity to explore concerns and problems or for personal development in a confidential setting. Counseling is available for all KVCC students FREE of charge. See some Counseling FAQ’s below.

 

Outside Referrals

Our counseling services can also assist you by making referrals or help you find community resources near you that will best fit your needs. (also see Community Support Services)

 

Staff

The College's Counselor, Melissa Clement, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Melissa completed part of her Master’s level internship at KVCC several years ago and became a full time employee in the Fall of 2017. Melissa has experience working with adults, families, and children and has experience working for a community mental health agency in the area.

 

To Make an Appointment

To make an appointment or simply ask questions about counseling, please reach out to Melissa using the following contact information. Melissa has an office on the main campus in Fairfield but is available for appointment on the Alfond Campus as well.

Melissa Clement, LCSW

mclement@kvcc.me.edu

Office Location:  130 Lunder

Office Phone: (207) 453.5150

Cell: (207) 431.2694

 

 Mental Health Emergency or Crisis Services

While we try to flexible with scheduling and try to be as available as possible for students during difficult times, counseling services are not available 24/7 and should not be substituted during an emergency situation.

If you or someone you know is in an immediate mental health crisis, please call one of the following: Maine Crisis Line at 1-888-568-1112. The Suicide Prevention Hotline has an online chat feature and you can get support by text through Crisis Text Line that is Free, 24/7 & Confidential – (Text START to 741-741). Or you can always call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and speak with someone by phone.

In the event of an emergency on campus, call 911 immediately and then notify the KVCC ERT at 453-5700. If you are worried about a specific individual or have any concerns, please contact Campus Security at 453-KV-1-1 (453-5811).

 

Counseling FAQ's

  • What is Counseling-
    • Counseling is a resource for people who are struggling in some aspect of their lives or can be for people who want to engage in counseling for personal growth. Counseling involves meeting and talking with a trained professional, usually for around 45 minutes.
  • Is there a charge for counseling?
    • No, counseling is free at KVCC and does not bill insurance. Your counselor may recommend more intensive care or specialized treatment for you that may require insurance and your counselor will assist in making those referrals for you if needed. 
  • What should I expect from Counseling at KVCC?
    • Counseling can be different depending on your needs. You can meet with a counselor regularly or you can meet just once or twice. Usually during the first or second session, you will be asked a lot of questions so the counselor can get to know you and your situation better.  
  • Is the information we talk about part of my Student Record?
    • No, the information shared is confidential unless you sign a release indicating otherwise. There are times when information will not remain confidential: to protect yourself or someone else of serious harm, if there is abuse or neglect of a child or an incapacitated adult and times when information is subpoenaed by a court of law.
 

External Links

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