The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center:
Personal & Disability Counseling & Assistance


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The Counseling Center provides services to meet personal counseling and disability assistance needs.

Personal Counseling

Students experiencing personal problems in any area that affects their education can meet with a counselor to develop a plan to resolve those problems. Students may also be referred to outside agencies, if appropriate.

To request more information or contact a counselor, please contact us.

Personal Counseling Internet Resources

The following section will help you connect with a wide variety of online resources for personal wellness and development, both physically and mentally.

To visit the sites, click on the link and a new browser window will open with the site in it. If you have pop-up blocking software, we recommend that you temporarily disable it when clicking these links.

Should you have any questions, contact Doug Dewar by e-mail (ddewar@mayland.edu) or telephone (extension 289, (828) 765-7351 or 1-800-4-MAYLAND).

Queendom.com
http://www.queendom.com/tests.html

Professionally designed assessment tools are scored in real time online and are accompanied by extensive interpretation of scores. Please, keep in mind that while psychological tests may help you get to know yourself better, they cannot solve your problems and do not replace professional care.

HealthyPlace.com
http://www.HealthyPlace.com

HealthyPlace.com is the largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view. They have active chatrooms, hosted support groups, people who keep online journals/diaries, psychological tests, breaking mental health news, mental health videos, online documentary films, a mental health radio show and more.

Mental Health InfoSource
http://www.mhsource.com/

A great web site for mental health education on all varieties of mental health disorders.

Psycho-Babble.com
http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/social/

Online support groups and message boards on topics including: grief, substance abuse, general support, psychological treatment issues, medication issues (specific to mental health), and others.

Go Ask Alice
http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Maintained by Columbia University Health Education Program, "Alice!" answers questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health

PsychCentral.com
http://psychcentral.com/

One of the Net's best annotated guides to the most useful Websites, newsgroups, and mailing lists online today in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry.

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/index.cfm

This site offers information from NIMH about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials.

RxList.com
http://www.rxlist.com/

Provides detailed information about medical drugs.

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Disability Assistance

Counselors are available to assist students with any kind of disability, including physical, emotional or learning disabilities. Reasonable accommodations can be made for those students providing verification of their disability. Tutoring and study skills assistance are available to all students.

To request more information or contact a counselor, please contact us.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides special assistance to individuals attending MCC classes or activities.

Qualifications

If you have a disability and need special assistance, you should stop by The Counseling Center for assistance. Technical assistance, such as special equipment, taped texts and note takers, is available to eligible students. The S.O.A.R. Program also has support staff available to assist students with ADA requirements.

Please allow 6 weeks advance notice to allow for adequate preparation.

For More Information

Visit The Counseling Center if you

  • have specific questions concerning ADA; or
  • have comments or suggestions for ensuring that students with disabilities have equal opportunities to MCC services, programs or activities; or
  • wish to take advantage of MCC services for students with disabilities.

Disability Services Handbook for Faculty & Staff

Detailed information on assisting students with disabilities is provided through our Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the Disability Services Handbook. It requires the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded here.

Links for Students with Disabilities

The following section contains Web resources of benefit to persons with disabilities.

To visit the sites, click on the link and a new browser window will open with the site in it. If you have pop-up blocking software, we recommend that you temporarily disable it when clicking these links.

Should you have any questions, contact Doug Dewar by e-mail (ddewar@mayland.edu) or telephone (extension 289, (828) 765-7351 or 1-800-4-MAYLAND).

National Business and Disability Council
http://www.business-disability.com/

A national resume database for individuals with disabilities.

Disability Access, Information and Support
www.janejarrow.com

DAIS is an important resource to the higher education community, providing a menu of services for those concerned with disability and access in higher education.