Counseling is a process that involves the development of a trusting, confidential professional relationship that focuses on personal problems. At Carroll, it is an opportunity for you to talk with a counselor who is objective and is a skilled listener for the purpose of helping you clarify issues; gain insight into your thinking, feeling, and behaving; and mutually developing a plan to accomplish your goals.
Almost all students experience difficulties from time to time that can interfere with their success or sense of well-being. Some of the issues often encountered are, but are not limited to, relationships, stress, depression, sleep difficulties, anxiety, eating issues, thoughts about death or suicide, sexual/gender identity concerns, low self-confidence, sexual trauma, making life decisions and many more. Professional assistance is available to help you navigate the obstacles successfully.
TAKE A CONFIDENTIAL, ONLINE SCREENING to help you decide if you could benefit from counseling.
Counseling is offered to all Carroll students free of charge, and all sessions are confidential. (Your privacy is protected by Montana State Code/Law.)
Our normal office hours are Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. We are closed for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM. You can ask for the first available appointment time or specifically for one of our three counselors. Emergency cases are seen the very same day. (For after-hours emergencies contact the On-Call Community Living Hall Director @ 406-459-0540.)
Call our Office Manager @ 406-447-5441 to schedule an appointment that works for you. Making your first appointment can take a lot of courage, but give counseling a try... a lot of students do.
We are located in the Wellness Center in the basement of the freshman residence hall, Guadalupe Hall.
The Montana College Counseling Association has created the Mike Franklin Memorial Award, in honor of Carroll’s former Director of Counseling Services, Dr. Mike Franklin, to be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work in collegiate mental health efforts.
Nominations for the first recipient of the Mike Franklin Memorial Award are due August 15, 2015. The award will be presented at the association’s annual conference, September 3-4, 2015, which will be held at Carroll College.
CLICK HERE to take a confidential, online screening to see if you may be having symptoms of an emotional health issue.
A screening is NOT a diagnosis, but it can help you decide if you might need professional help.
Counseling Services regularly offers students the chance to provide feedback on their counseling experience. Read the most recent survey results.
My counselor was knowledgeable about my issues and concerns.
Mostly Agree- 19.15%
Neutral - 8.51%
Disagree - 0%
I would recommend Counseling Services to a friend.
Strongly agree - 80.85%
Mostly agree - 10.64%
Neutral - 6.38%
Additional comments from students: