Mental Health Counseling

After Hours

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

The Office of Student Life is available via remote access at studentlife@stchas.edu or 636-922-8536. We are actively working to respond to all emails and phone calls as quickly as possible. Our office hours are: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and our office is located in ADM 1123 (campus map.)

Mental Health Counseling Services

SCC provides a Mental Health Counselor to assist students with meeting their personal, academic and career goals. The Mental Health Counselor is available by appointment (Virtually) Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Mental Health Counselor provides Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT) and meets with students for 45- 50 minutes for up to 5 sessions. Students may first meet with the Student Support Case Manager to complete an assessment before being referred to the counselor. All counseling sessions are confidential unless there is talk of harm to self or others. To schedule an appointment email studentlife@stchas.edu or call 636-922-8536.

Mental Health Counseling Services FAQs

Can students still request mental health counseling and/or case management services while courses are being offered remotely?

Yes. The Office of Student Life is still open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All student appointments and counseling sessions will be conducted virtually and/or by appointment for a request for face-to-face session.

To coordinate an appointment or seek service, students can contact the Office of Student Life at 636-922-8536 or by emailing us at studentlife@stchas.edu for assistance.

What mental health counseling and/or case management services will students be able to receive remotely?

Mental Health Counseling Services:

  • Counseling sessions with a licensed therapist
  • Services to assist managing complex and/or psychiatric needs
  • Services that relate to assistance with the following: anxiety, depression, stress, alcohol and drugs, grief, etc.

In addition, SCC students also have access to two additional resources for mental health counseling and support services, META and Sanvello. Student can download the mobile applications from their smart devices to obtain full service to each application.

For more information regarding META and Sanvello, please contact the Office of Student Life at 636-922-8536 or by emailing us at studentlife@stchas.edu.

What should I do if a student is expressing anxiety and/or depression?

For SCC students in immediate danger and life-threatening situations, please contact one of the following:

  • SCC’s Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545
  • Behavioral Health Response’s (BHR) 24hr crisis line at 314-469-6644
  • Crisis Text Line - Text the word “HOME” to 741741

For other situations, please refer the student to the Office of Student Life by completing this form https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?StCharlesCC&layout_id=0 StCharlesCC; and/or have the student follow up with our office by contacting us at 636-922-8536 or by emailing us at studentlife@stchas.edu.

Mental Health Counseling Services

SCC provides a Mental Health Counselor to assist students with meeting their personal, academic and career goals. The Mental Health Counselor is available by appointment (Virtually) Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m and 5 p.m. The Mental Health Counselor provides Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT) and meets with students for 45- 50 minutes for up to 5 sessions. Students may first meet with the Student Support Case Manager to complete an assessment before being referred to the counselor. All counseling sessions are confidential unless there is talk of harm to self or others. To schedule an appointment email studentlife@stchas.edu or call 636-922-8536.

The Mental Health Counselor can assist with:

  • Shift in mood
  • Mental health concerns
  • Disruptive behavior or disturbing conduct
  • Disorganized speech/nonsensical conversation
  • Emotional/physical outbursts
  • Changes in personal hygiene or appearance
  • Communication that is concerning
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss of family member or friend
  • Navigating barriers to access mental health treatment
  • Coordination and follow-up during and after hospitalization and/or medical leaves of absence.
  • Crisis management
  • Referrals for additional treatment service

Services

The Mental Health Counselor provides:

  • Up to 5 FREE confidential counseling sessions with a licensed therapist
  • Identify needs, resources, and support systems
  • Assist with managing with academic and personal responsibilities
  • Help manage complex medical or psychiatric needs
  • Assist with obtaining further psychiatric/medical care
  • Provide educational programming to assist in the students overall well-being and development.
  • Strengthen support systems and self-advocacy skills
  • Provide support, monitoring, and follow up services
  • Resource and consultation for faculty, staff, and students

Referral Services

The Mental Health Counselor provides up to 5 FREE and confidential, individual sessions. If additional assistance is needed the Mental Health Counselor will work the Executive Dean of Students and/or community agencies to facilitate a continuum of care.

When to Refer:

  • Need more long-term support
  • Need psychiatric/ medical care
  • Hospitalization or emergency services needed

If you would like additional information or would like to consult about a student or situation, please stop by the Office of Student Life (ADM 1123) or by calling 636-922-8653.

Additional Resources

META

Meta

META is a mobile application designed to connect college students to mental health providers for confidential and real-time chat, audio, and visual counseling. Students are able to receive mental health assistance anytime and anywhere. To access the full range of features, student will need to register utilizing their SCC email address (@my.stchas.edu)

SANVELLO

SANVELLO

Sanvello is a mobile application designed to assist students with stress, anxiety, and depression. The application utilizes mobile techniques and support to help students relieve symptoms and is facilitated by taking students through guided meditations; personal journaling; engaging with others through the social chat feature; and by lastly, tracking the student’s mood and assessment. To access the full range of features, student will need to register utilizing their SCC email address (@my.stchas.edu)

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 the following:

  • SCC’s Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545
  • Behavioral Health Response’s (BHR) 24hr crisis line at 314-469-6644
  • Crisis Text Line - Text the word “HOME” to 741741

View a list of local and national resources.

Contact Information

Teresa Drury,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8536
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