Student Counseling Center

Contact Information

Director: Douglas L. Steele, MA
E-mail: dlsteele@lcsc.edu
Office: RCH 111
Phone: 208-792-2211
FAX: 208-792-2453
Web: http://www.lcsc.edu/student-counseling
Office Hours Monday thru Friday 8:00 - 5:00                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Summer Hours Monday thru Thursday 8:00 - 5:00 Friday 8:00 - 12:00

Overview

Two separate and unique student service functions exist within the Student Counseling Center (SCC) and Disability Services (DS) office. While SCC focuses on improvement in the emotional, psychological and relational well-being of our students, our DS office and staff works with students who present with a documented physical, cognitive, sensory and/or psychological disability to provide reasonable accommodations and/or course adjustments for these students.

Counseling Services

The counseling office provides short-term developmental and preventive assistance for both full and part-time students at LCSC. At any age, adjustment to college represents a major life transition and counseling is a learning process that assists students in taking responsibility for their lives and education. SCC professional counselors are available to assist students with a variety of personal and mental health issues, which may impede academic progress and personal growth. SCC provides services to individuals and couples and time-limited, topical groups are offered for students based on need and/or interest. Substance abuse screening and assessment services are also provided and referral to community treatment providers occurs as warranted. SCC also responds to students in crisis situations and facilitates referral to other campus and/or community medical/behavioral health provides as needed. All information discussed with counselors is kept strictly confidential. The department adheres to the American Counseling Association code of ethics.

Disability Services

The goal of Disability Services (DS) is to establish a campus environment that is accessible to students with disabilities. The DS Director or other designated staff member, will meet with each student (who self-identifies) to assess the students’ individual needs and will assist with the provision of accommodations and course adjustments that might be necessary for that student on a case-by-case basis. In some cases students may be asked to provide documentation of their disability that provides information regarding the student’s functional limitations and recommendations to address such limitations within the classroom. Disability Services seeks to inform faculty, staff and the entire campus community of the needs of students with disabilities. Some of the specific course adjustments or accommodations available include but are not limited to: physical accessibility accommodation, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, audio textbooks, and assistance with note-taking, readers and sign language interpreters as needed. Students are strongly encouraged to notify the DS office before arrival on campus and to make an appointment to discuss documentation and our services. All information will be kept confidential unless a release of information is signed by the student and in compliance with FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) guidelines.