Our Philosophy: We believe in the redemptive power of the therapeutic process and the importance of providing a warm, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Our hope is that each student will experience in counseling the freedom to reveal their authentic, unfiltered-selves as they share their unique story and work towards genuine healing and wholeness.
As Christians, vulnerability is not something that always comes naturally, especially in an environment of higher-education where almost every sphere of your lives as students is both evaluative and performance-based. As counselors we believe that this practice of vulnerability is vital in order to live lives that fully embody who God created each of us to be.
You are not alone.
STUDENTS, WELCOME BACK!
Here's a few words we'd like to share with you to start off the year:
"Community emerges when we are willing to share the real concerns of our lives. But in our society, you are reluctant to bring your concerns to me because you fear I am going to try to "fix" you—and I am reluctant to receive your concerns because I fear I am going to have to "fix" you! We have no middle ground between invading one another and ignoring one another, and thus we have no community. But by practicing ground rules that release us from our mutual fears, by teaching us how to live our questions with one another rather than answer them, the gift of community emerges among us—a gift of transformation."
Parker J. Palmer, Evoking the Spirit
If you are in crisis and you are on-campus, please contact your Resident Director or Gordon Police at x3333. If you are off-campus and you are experiencing an emergency, please go directly to your nearest Emergency Room or call 911.
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Counseling Center is closed on official holidays and when class is not in session.
The Counseling Center is located in Jenks 201 & 202.
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Deana Trefry, Director