The Counseling Center would like to express our care and compassion for those who were directly or vicariously impacted by the protests and violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. We stand with those who condemn and oppose the hateful, extremist and white supremacist ideologies, rhetoric and actions that surfaced in Charlottesville. In the aftermath of such events, it is normal to experience a range of feelings, such as sadness, fear, anger, helplessness, or guilt. It would also be more than understandable for our students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni who belong to marginalized and/or under-represented identity groups to be feeling particularly vulnerable. As a mental health service, the Counseling Center is committed to promoting social justice and supporting individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, and religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like additional support for coping with the events that occurred in Charlottesville this weekend.
The Staff of the Counseling Center
GRIEVING THE LOSS OF JIMI PATRICK
We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the entire Loyola community as we mourn the loss of Jimi Patrick, Class of 2020. During this painful time, please click here for important information on coping with grief. And please know that the Counseling Center is available to offer support and counseling to those affected.
We are here to help you succeed
There are many reasons why someone might seek counseling. It is not always sought in times of crisis. Seeking counseling is a sign of strength that you have insight into matters that you would like to improve.
The Counseling Center offers experienced professionals who can help you explore many different concerns. We value each person for their unique personality, perspective, background, and culture. Many students visit the Counseling Center to explore life transitions and their own identities.
We encourage students to use our free, confidential services. Our counselors provide safe, supportive, and caring relationships for exploring your concerns. Understanding a situation before it reaches a stage of crisis can make a big difference. We encourage you to come in, even if you are not sure if counseling is what you need. With a counselor's help, you can discuss alternatives and decide the best way to proceed. Learn What to Expect when you schedule an appointment at the Counseling Center.
If you feel that you are being treated unjustly by others, we would like to offer our help. Insensitivity to others and discrimination in any form is inconsistent with Loyola’s mission and values. Our counseling services and programs actively promote an awareness of and sensitivity toward differences of race, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious/spiritual beliefs, financial status, and size/body shape among members of the Loyola community. We are here to help you or your student group explore the impact of cultural differences among students, faculty, administrators, and staff.
In addition to seeking support through the Counseling Center, you may anonymously report bias-related incidents to the Dean of Students Office.
Counseling Center's Mission Statement
The Counseling Center is Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
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