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Counseling services

Welcome to the STEM Learning Communities Counselor’s Corner! Here you will find information about counseling services and resources available to currently enrolled students in our learning communities.

What kind of counseling do you provide?

  • Career Counseling: Whether you’re just starting to explore careers in your field or you’re preparing for life post-graduation, we can help. We’re here to assist you in finding a career path that’s right for you—even if it means that you’re interested in careers outside the STEM fields.
  • Personal Counseling: If you’re feeling stressed out, down, or just need someone to talk to, we offer confidential personal counseling services on a regularly scheduled or as-needed basis. We also make referrals to other campus and community offices to better help you overcome whatever obstacles you encounter while a member of our learning community.
  • Academic Counseling: Do you have questions about majors, programs of study, or graduate school? Just ask. We can also help you find an advisor or mentor within your field who can provide effective, knowledgeable guidance even after your learning community experience ends.

Who can use your counseling services?

Students enrolled in the STEM Learning Communities are eligible to access our counseling services.

I’m a learning community student and I’d like to see the counselor. What do I do?

Contact Title V Career Counselor.   

I don’t want everyone to know what I talk about with the counselor. How do you protect my privacy?

Don’t worry, what you discuss with the counselor is confidential and any notes from your sessions will be kept under lock and key. In addition, the Family Educational & Privacy Rights Act (FERPA) protects your academic records from disclosure without your written consent.

However, keep in mind that there are a few circumstances when the counselor is legally required to break confidentiality:

1)     If you pose a danger to yourself or others,

2)     If there is reasonable suspicion of child or elder abuse or neglect, or

3)     If a court of law issues a legitimate subpoena for your records.

I’m a learning community professor and I need to refer a student to the counselor. How do I do this?

Contact Title V Career Counselor.

How much does it cost?

Nothing—All counseling services are free and included as a benefit to our learning community students. There is also no limit to the number of visits you may make to the counselor’s office while enrolled in our learning communities.

Who is the counselor?

David Tejeda is available to assist with academic , career and personal guidance and counseling to improve success. Services include individual and group sessions and psych educational​ presentations. Topics addressed provide a vital link on the road to self empowerment to the students we serve. 

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