Personal Counseling Services

College is typically a time of exploration, growth and change for students. It can also be a time of struggle, frustration, stress and distress. To explore ways to cope with these and other issues Itawamba Community College offers personal counseling and support services for students, faculty and staff. 

Mission Statement 
Personal counseling services at ICC strives to aid its students, faculty and staff in the acquisition of the skills, attitudes, abilities and insights that will enable them to meet the challenges of life in an academic community through emotional/psychological development. 

Why Counseling for Students? 
Although college is a rewarding and fun opportunity, it can also cause significant stress. Those life events that had once seemed manageable can become overwhelming. Talking with a counselor can assist in reducing stress and increasing one's ability to tap into his/her own knowledge and skills. Students seek counseling for a number of different reasons. Some are simply seeking the opportunity for personal growth while others desire an adult perspective and want to talk confidentially with someone besides a friend or parent. Common reasons to seek counseling services include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic pressure or failure
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup of an intimate relationship
  • Conflict with a friend or partner
  • Cultural oppression/discrimination
  • Death of a loved one
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Homesickness
  • Identity confusion
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Low motivation or inability to establish goals
  • Outside work pressures
  • Parenting or family responsibilities
  • Perceived rejection by family
  • Serious illness 

Confidentiality
Confidentiality is assured to all individuals. Any person who utilizes Itawamba Community College's personal counseling services is considered to be a client.  All information obtained from clients is treated with the strictest confidence. No information will be transferred to any individual or agency without prior written approval except for the following situations:

  • If there is reason to believe that a client will harm herself/himself or others; 
  • If there is reasonable suspicion of child or elder abuse or neglect; 
  • If a court of law mandates the release of records or a clinician’s verbal testimony;
  • In a case of medical emergency during a counseling session in which transport of a client to a medical facility must be arranged.   

Appointments 
How Do I Make An Appointment? 
Preferred method: email: personalcounseling@iccms.edu
Phone: Call 662.620.5302 or 662.862.8271. 

The scheduler will coordinate a time that accommodates both the schedules of the client and the counselor. When calling for an appointment, indicate that you want to schedule an appointment. 

Contact Information

personalcounseling@iccms.edu