Mental Health Services

Mental Health Counseling

A mental health counselor is available to assist all current SCC credit students. Call 636-922-8536 or stop by ADM 1123 to schedule an appointment.

After Hours

After-hours and need immediate assistance? Call the crisis Behavioral Health Response line at 314-469-6644 or 1-800-811-4760.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about." – John Watson

Your time at college has the possibility of being the best time of your life. It can also be the scariest. It might be the first time you have the freedom to make your own decisions. That freedom is exciting – but it can also mean a lot of stress and anxiety.

Everyone gets stressed out by school – it's normal, actually. But each of us manages stress differently. For some, it can feel like it's too much to handle. If you're feeling this way, know you're not alone. And know we're here to help.

Counseling

A mental health counselor is available to assist all current SCC credit students. If you have personal issues that are interfering with your college career or student life, talk to us. If you're a current student, you can schedule an appointment by calling 636-922-8536.

Counseling sessions are:

  • Free of Charge
  • Confidential
  • Short-Term & Solution-Focused
  • 45-Minute Sessions

Workshops and Other Resources

If one-on-one counseling doesn't sound right for you, consider attending one of several mental health workshops that focus on a variety of issues.

Mental Health Workshops and Events

2/26-3/26/18 — Screening of Angst

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Location: SSB Auditorium

Details: Angst is a film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.

3/02/18 — Step UP! Training

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: SSB 1102

Details: Step UP! Training is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn how to best intervene and help in a situation they see occurring.

3/21/18 — SCC Speaks Freely

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: CC Rotunda

Details: SCC Speaks Freely… is a forum designed to promote honest discussion on real issues and tough topics. Open to all students on campus, each session will be moderated by expert Faculty and Staff. Each forum will also include a “SCC Student Spotlight” and polling results that measure the pulse of SCC. Complimentary breakfast or lunch will be provided – space will be limited so come early!

3/26-3/29/18 — Backpack Project

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: On Campus Outside between College Center and Social Sciences Building

Details: Backpacks and yellow flags will line the sidewalks between the College Center and Social Sciences Building, representing the 1,100 college students that commit suicide each year. This Mental Health Week and Suicide Prevention Week event is free and open to the public.

3/26-3/29/18 — Bead Display

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: SSB Lounge

Details: Beads are available for people who have been affected by suicide. Each color of beads represent different loved ones lost to suicide (friend, parent, child, spouse, partner, sibling, etc.) This Mental Health Week and Suicide Prevention Week event is free and open to the public.

3/26/18 — Depression Screening

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: NAH

Details: The Personal Counseling and Support Center is providing free screenings for depression. Depression Screening raises awareness while screening people for depression, generalized anxiety disorders, PTSD and mood disorders, which allows individuals to identify warning signs and connect with the appropriate treatment resources. Like many physical illnesses, early recognition and treatment offers the best opportunity for recovery from mental illness.

3/26/18 — Screening of Angst

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: NAH

Details: Angst is a film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.

3/26/18 — Screening of Angst

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Location: NAH

Details: Angst is a film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.

3/27/18 — Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Week

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: SSB Auditorium and Lounge

Details: Mental health and suicide prevention activities will include a backpack project, bead display, nursing student presentations, and a speaker.

3/27/18 — Screening of Angst

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Location: ADM Auditorium

Details: Angst is a film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.

3/28/18 — Mental Health Expo

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: SSB Auditorium

Details: Meet mental health and wellness service providers from our community at the Mental Health Expo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building Auditorium.

3/28/18 — Nursing Students' Presentations on Mental Health Topics

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: SSB 1102

Details: SCC nursing students will give a series of 10-minute presentations about many mental health-related topics.

3/28/18 — Screening of Angst

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Location: ADM Auditorium

Details: Angst is a film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.

4/13/18 — Safe Zone Training

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: SSB 1102

Details: SCC’s Safe Zone Training will help bring more awareness on campus, provide support, and other resources. SCC has developed this program to help educate and create a safer campus while raising more awareness on gender and sexual diversity. SCC’s Safe Zone Training will assist students, faculty, and staff with information and resources to support a safer, and more inclusive campus for our gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and ally community.

4/19/18 — SCC Speaks Freely

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: CC Rotunda

Details: SCC Speaks Freely… is a forum designed to promote honest discussion on real issues and tough topics. Open to all students on campus, each session will be moderated by expert Faculty and Staff. Each forum will also include a “SCC Student Spotlight” and polling results that measure the pulse of SCC. Complimentary breakfast or lunch will be provided – space will be limited so come early!

Suicide Prevention-Resources and Support

SCC wants to make sure that all students have access to information about resources for support surrounding suicide prevention. If you, or someone you care about, are discussing suicide, please contact SCC Campus Police immediately at 636-922-8545.

View a list of local and national resources.

Common Issues

No two people look at or experience the world in exactly the same way, and what seems small to one person can be huge for someone else. Here are some common issues our counselors can help address:

  • Difficulty adjusting to college (hey, it's a big change!)
  • Anxiety related to school work and tests
  • Anxiety related to meeting new people
  • Adjustment issues of international students
  • Balancing demands of school, family, relationships and work
  • Difficulty with time management
  • Having a friend in distress
  • Grief and loss
  • Depressed moods and mood swings
  • Thoughts of self-harm/self-harming behaviors
  • Anger management and conflict resolution
  • Poor concentration
  • Low motivation
  • Family issues
  • Alcohol and other drug use, abuse and other addictive behaviors
  • Problems associated with eating and maintaining a healthy body image
  • Questions about sexuality
  • Dating and relationship issues
  • Date rape and other sexual assault trauma

If you're having these common concerns – or feel the need to talk – come see us. If you're a current student, you can schedule an appointment by calling 636-922-8536.

One more thing: Just to be clear, the mental health counselor is not an academic advisor. Check out our Academic Advising page for information on meeting with an advisor.

Contact Information

Teresa Drury,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8536
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Tamara Williams-Reding,
Case Manager
636-922-8653
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Jonathan Hunn,
Professional Counselor
636-922-8571
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Kelley Pfeiffer,
Director of Student Life
636-922-8544
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