Information for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff have frequent and meaningful contact with our students.

You are likely to be in contact with students who would benefit from counseling either for



Normal, healthy, developmental growth


On this page you will find a summary of services and recommendations for referring students for counseling. Do not hesitate to phone us with any specific questions. We are grateful for your role in helping students make use of our services.

Guide for Faculty and Staff

Guide for Faculty and Staff

Referral Guidelines for Faculty

Referral Guidelines for Faculty
Specific information on when and how to refer students to Counseling.

Study Skills Counseling

Study Skills Counseling
Individual help with time management, note-taking, test-taking, and other study skills; also group workshops on study skills topics.


A consultation may help you sort out your concerns about a student's personal difficulties; discuss whether and/or how to refer the student to the Counseling Center; explore alternative approaches; and manage emergencies.

If this is the case:

Tell the student you wish to consult with Counseling.
NOTE: Due to FERPA laws, no information may be given to parents, faculty, or staff without student’s permission

Services Offered: PVCC Counseling Services are Here for You

  • Personal Counseling
  • Crisis Management
  • Career Exploration and Development

Counseling is Provided:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Private

If necessary, off-campus service referrals, such as psychiatrists (i.e., evaluations, medications, long-term therapy, can be made.
Male and female counselors available

Typical concerns discussed in Individual Counseling include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bereavement, Loss
  • Family concerns
  • Loss of motivation
  • Substance abuse