Student Counseling Services
Student Counseling Services is a free and confidential mental health care service provided to students who are currently enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi.
|Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with the office closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m. We will also be available for emergency needs after hours and on weekends by calling 601.606.4357.|
As the campus moves to remote learning in light of COVID-19 precautions, we imagine that some of you may be excited at the prospect of being able to sleep in longer and attend class from your bedrooms. However, there may also be some who are nervous about the potential isolation.
Even though your schedules are going to be different, it is important to take of your basic needs: eat well, sleep well, stay hydrated, and connect to supportive friends and family. Focus on what you can control, and make plans in advance to connect with people and be accountable to one another with plans.
Know that even while you are learning remotely, Student Counseling Services is also available remotely for students who are physically in Mississippi.
For students who are physically out-of-state, we will be happy to assist you in finding resources where you are currently located. Please call 601-266-4829 for more information on accessing available services.
For more immediate relief in managing stressors, try Eagle Cares.
Student Counseling Services provide quality services to Southern Miss students by promoting sound mental health and the coping skills necessary for successful pursuit of their educational and life goals. As mental health professionals, we work in a spirit of collaboration within the Division of Student Affairs to support individual responsibility, personal growth, and wellness of all members of the student body.
All Student Counseling Services staff strive to respect, affirm, and celebrate the diversity of all individuals. Therefore, discrimination in any form is inconsistent with our mission and our values. This includes discrimination in the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, age, social economic status, and religious beliefs.
Our hours of operation are
Monday-Friday: 8am-7pm during Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday-Friday: 8:am-noon, 1pm-4:30 during Spring and Summer breaks
Closed during Winter Break
Student Counseling Services operates within strict professional guidelines regarding confidentiality. Mental health professionals are professionally and ethically obligated to keep what you say confidential.
They may seek input from other therapists at the center in order to improve the quality of your care, but no information about your counseling will be released to, or discussed with, anyone outside Student Counseling Services without your explicit, written permission. The exceptions to that are a report of harm to self or others, and a report of abuse to a child or vulnerable adult.
|The Art Room||The Zen Room||The Group Room|
Expressive therapy is often used to articulate thoughts and feelings that may be otherwise difficult to verbalize.
We offer many ways to relax, de-escalate or unwind either in session or independently.
Group sessions are held to address specific needs with both Counselor and peer support and feedback.