Rocky Mountain College seeks to meet the needs of students by providing personal and confidential counseling for students, faculty, and staff by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) certified by the state of Montana. Counseling Services support students in their academic endeavors, as well as any personal crisis that may interfere with academic performance. Stressors regarding family issues, relationships, financial concerns, depression, and anxiety may hinder in the academic or personal growth of a student. Counseling gives individuals a means of identifying concerns and assists in addressing issues within a confidential arena at no cost to the student. Other appropriate resources can be recommended and referrals made when necessary.
A short-term model of counseling (8-12 sessions) is used to best serve the greatest number of students. Students requiring more extensive counseling will be referred to services in the Billings area.
Faculty, staff, parents, and friends of students are often among the first to notice when students are encountering additional stress that interferes with a student’s well-being. Stress can at times disrupt academic progress, personal relationships, and daily behavior. Click on the right-hand icon Signs of Stress for more information. A Resource Guide refers to community services available in Billings, as well as the Mental Health Center link.
AUDIT link permits a brief assessment for alcohol use with recommendations for follow up.
An additional support link is the CRISIS TEXT LINE for immediate response via text messages.
To Make an Appointment
Appointments are often available within three days or sooner. Appointments can be made by calling the RMC Counseling Center at 406.657.1049. Students may also email Cynthia Hutchinson, LCSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Counseling is provided at no fee for RMC students, faculty, and staff.