“Problems do not go away. They must be worked through, or else they remain forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.” —M. Scott Peck, MD

MECA counselors are committed to helping students achieve their personal and academic goals and enhance their self-understanding. They provide students with support and encouragement in a nonjudgmental, caring setting where diversity is respected and celebrated. They can also assist with referrals to doctors, therapists, and other off-campus resources.

All BFA, MFA, and MAT students are eligible for free and confidential counseling at MECA. Employees are also welcome to utilize MECA Counseling on a limited basis. Counseling office hours are available every weekday and are posted on the counseling office doors.

The best way to schedule an appointment is to email counseling@meca.edu and suggest some convenient days and times to meet.

Counseling sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes but may be briefer if a student wishes. Students are expected to have their phones off and out of sight during counseling sessions.

The 2016–2017 counseling team consists of two licensed counselors, two counseling interns, and one social work intern:

Sheila Geant
Coordinator of Counseling & Wellness, LCPC

Ginie Thorp

Andrew Bove
Social Work Intern