Counseling

Guidance for stress-related college or personal issues.

ALL SERVICES OFFERED IN ONLINE FORMAT ONLY

Our staff of professional, master’s level counselors assist students with psychological, social, emotional and personal concerns.Services include crisis counseling, short-term individual counseling support and referral resources. All services are free and confidential.

How to recognize that you are in crisis:

A crisis is an urgent concern that requires immediate assistance.  You may be in crisis, if:

  • You’re feeling overwhelmed
  • You’re having difficulty coping and managing emotions
  • You are overly anxious
  • Your thoughts are racing out of control
  • You are feeling unsafe
  • Your usual problem-solving strategies are just not working at this time

If you find yourself experiencing any of the feelings above, please email:

Robert Turner at rturner@manchestercc.edu

OR

Wanda I. Reyes-Dawes at wreyes-dawes@manchestercc.edu

If you are NOT in a crisis or facing an emergency but have a personal concern that requires further discussion, please call 860-512-3320 (voicemails being retrieved remotely and answered), or schedule an online appointment via your myCommNet / Insight (Webex).

Free and Anonymous Mental Health Screening

MCC is committed to the overall health of our students. As a service, MCC provides access to a free and anonymous screening tool for mental health-related issues, including alcohol use, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, bipolar and eating disorders.

The results of the screening are completely anonymous and made available only to the participant.

This resource is provided to assist students to determine if a consultation with a mental health counselor would be helpful.

To access the screening tool, visit:

www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/mcc

ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

Call Connecticut’s Young Adult Warmline!                                                                                                  Developed by JoinRiseBe at Advocacy Unlimited to connect young people to community resources, motivate our peers to move forward, and inspire hope by demonstrating the positive outcomes of recovery. Call 1-855-6-HopeNow to speak with a young person who can guide you towards wellness. Available 7 days a week from 12 noon-9pm.

Young Adult Warmline (local Warmline)                                                                          https://www.joinrisebe.org

Turning Point CT Organization:
 

NEED HELP NOW? IN A CRISIS…? WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW…? 

Call or text a trained crisis counselor to talk:                                                                                                      

CONTACT MOBILE CRISIS SERVICES                                                                                              Mobile crisis is a FREE, confidential service to help people having an emotional or behavioral crisis. You can talk with a therapist, or they can send someone to meet you wherever you are. They can even take you to the hospital if that would be best.

  • In Connecticut, you can call 211—the InfoLine—to reach Mobile Crisis services. Just dial 1 to speak directly to a Child Guidance crisis counselor; if you’re over 18, ask them for the number of the nearest adult mobile crisis team.
  • You can always call 911 anywhere in the US or Canada. It’s worth asking if you can talk to someone with Crisis Intervention Training (“CIT”).
 

ALL SERVICES ONLINE ONLY – Location, Hours and Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions or if you need assistance.

Hours (Online)
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9: 00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone
860-512-3320 (voicemails being retrieved remotely and answered)

Counselors                                                                                                                                                                                  Wanda Reyes-Dawes, MS, Counseling
Robert Turner, LMSW