A message from the Director:
On behalf of our staff, I would like to welcome you to Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) at Marian University. We are committed to helping students reach and maintain their emotional well-being in support of achieving their educational, personal and professional goals.
University life is a time of change, growth, and transition. Although college, graduate and professional school is a time of learning, exploration and development, there is also the inevitable stress during these years. The professionally trained staff at Counseling and Consultation Services seeks to provide opportunities for students to enhance their functioning and growth potential; to acquaint all students with preventative skills; and to assist all students with personal, academic and career concerns.
We value each person for his or her unique personality, perspective, background, and culture. Counseling services is where students can find understanding, acceptance, practical help and treatment to assist them in handling the day to day challenges along with encouraging and supporting their personal growth and development.
Welcome it is good to have you with us. Stop by anytime.
Marla Smith, Ph.D., HSPP
Director of Counseling and Consultation
The counselors in the Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) office at Marian University abide by the professional ethical standards of the American Psychological Association. All information gathered in counseling, including the fact that a student has come to CCS, is held in strict confidence. No information is released to anyone unless the student provides a written request or it is within the exceptions to confidentiality stated in Indiana state law, such as:
- An immediate danger of serious harm to someone (self or others) requires that information be released to prevent the harm from happening
- Risk of harm to children, the elderly, and the physically or mentally handicapped
- CCS is court ordered to release information