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.
COUNSELING CENTER GROUPS AND EVENTS:
Counseling Center Book Study—Culture of Pornography
Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, by Gail Dines
We all know it's a problem, but how is it affecting our perspective on sexuality and our relationships?
Culture of Pornography is a book study for students interested in learning more about this complex issue. Men and women will meet together to read and discuss Gail Dine's Pornland: How Pornography Has Hijacked Our Sexuality. This book contains mature and graphic (non-pictorial) content that will be difficult and/or offensive. Students under the age of eighteen need to have parental consent to participate.This six-week group will start in quad 2, and meet for one hour. Rooms and times TBA. Facilitator: Reid Swetland, Gordon College Counseling Center
Adoption/Foster Care Support Group
College is a time that many young adults confront issues of identity. Students of adopted families or students who have lived in foster care may encounter additional challenges in reconciling different aspects of family and belonging. You may be asking these questions: Who is my family? How do I tell my friends that I am adopted? What will people think about me if they know that I was in foster care?
This group will address all these questions and more in a safe and supportive environment.
Who: Students with adoptive or foster care families
When: Fridays, 10:15 to 11:15 AM
Dates: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 12/2
Where: On Campus- Room is TBD
What to expect? We will meet weekly for 7 weeks to discuss your experiences with adoption and foster care. We will also have guest speakers who will share about their own experiences with adoption and foster care.
Facilitator: Julia O'Donnell
To sign up please email: email@example.com
Common Ground Group
If you identify as LGBTQ+, Same-Sex Attracted, or are questioning your sexual identity, you are not alone. Common Ground is a space for students who identify along the non-hetero-spectrum of sexual identity to lend mutual support and understanding to each other.
When: Wednesdays, 3:15 to 4:15 PM
Dates: 9/14, 10/5, 10/26, 11/16, and 12/7
Where: On Campus- Room is TBD
What to expect? We will meet every three weeks throughout the semester to discuss your experiences, thoughts, and challenges related to sexual identity.
Facilitators: Deana Trefry and Adam Woods
To learn more about these meetings and to sign up please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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