Counseling and Consultation Services staff members share the philosophy that counseling is a valuable tool for students to come to grips with their emotions, to cope with troubling current situations, to empower themselves, and to facilitate healthy choice making and growth for the future. This philosophy requires that both the counselor and the client (our name for the students who use our service) work hard to find out what the client's goals are, to see how counseling might help the client to reach those goals, and to develop a plan together. This collaborative work with your counselor is at the heart of all good counseling relationships.
E-mail Policy Statement: Because email is not a secure medium, confidentiality of email messages cannot be guaranteed. To help ensure privacy, students are cautioned against sending sensitive, detailed, or personal information to Counseling and Consultation Services faculty and staff via email. Email should never be used to convey information of an urgent nature as we cannot guarantee prompt responses to email messages. Our staff does not maintain 24-hour access to email accounts and may only check email infrequently, and not at all on weekends or holidays. If you consider your situation to be an emergency, contact 911. You may also contact Dial Help, a free, confidential, 24/7 crisis line at (800) 562-7622 or the National Suicide Hotline at (800) 273-8255.
Licensed Professional Counselorjgorton@nmu.edu
- M.S.W., Northern Michigan University