Counseling services are free and available to all current or prospective students. If we determine that your counseling needs require resources or competencies beyond what we can provide, we will assist you with a referral to an appropriate and affordable community-based mental health provider.
Our mission is to provide professional services and programs to students, faculty, staff and the Madison College community that empower students through holistic growth and development to be successful in the learning environment.
In your first meeting with a counselor, you will be asked to read and sign a Client Information Consent Form (PDF, 159KB).
The Counseling & College Success department offers a wide range of services including one-on-one, group and online resources.
We are required by law and by professional ethics to protect the confidentiality of all communication between you and your counselor. In some situations involving danger and/or risk of imminent harm to yourself or specifically identified others (i.e. child abuse, or dependent adult abuse), your counselor is required to disclose certain information in order to protect you and/or others.
In certain legal situations, including court order, your counselor is required to disclose information as necessary to comply with the law in that situation. If at all possible, your counselor will discuss the procedures for doing this with you and enlist your assistance in a resolution of the situation that has necessitated such disclosure.
Consequently we cannot discuss with others the details of your situation or even indicate whether you are in fact using counseling services. In order for information about you to be released to others, we must first get your written permission. To authorize the release of information, complete the Authorization for Release of Information form (PDF, 151KB) and submit the form to your counselor.