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College students seek mental health counseling services for many reasons. Common concerns include:
The Counseling Center offers:
In response to COVID-19, the Counseling Center continues to provide mental health
services to all PPCC students through virtual (telehealth) services.
Students may call (719) 502-4782 to schedule an mental health counseling appointment.
Department Statement of Diversity
The Counseling Center is sensitive and places a high value on the dignity and worth of individuals regardless of their gender expression and identity, ethnicity, race, sexual/affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic class. Therefore, it is our belief that all persons should be accepted for who they are, and we recognize and encourage each individual’s potential for personal growth and change.
Staff members seek to provide an open, supportive atmosphere in which individuals feel free to express feelings and communicate problems. Concern and respect for each person’s needs is paramount.
Brief Intervention Strategies that help students navigate through personal and/or educational circumstances that have the potential to interfere with their academic success. Appointment can be made by calling 719-502-4782.
Tragedy, trauma, assault, and students showing signs of mental illness or thoughts of suicide.
For students needing a job, a place to live, money for an emergency, names of therapists who provide long-term therapy, and many other services.
Centennial Campus (CC): A-141
Rampart Range Campus (RRC): N107c
Downtown Studio Campus (DTSC): S126a
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday
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Initial appointments are made by stopping by or calling the Counseling Center at (719) 502-4782. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
What to expect
Your first appointment will provide you with an opportunity to talk confidentially with a mental health counselor about your immediate concerns. Your counselor will talk with you about some of the reasons you came in and will evaluate what services or resources will be most helpful for you. Some students find that talking with a mental health counselor once is sufficient to resolve the immediate concern. If further services would be beneficial, these will be discussed and a recommendation will be made by the mental health counselor. These additional services may include resources offered by the Counseling Center or referral to another campus or community resource.
The Counseling Center also provides emergency consultations to students with urgent mental health concerns between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call (719) 502-4782. if you have an immediate need to meet with a mental health counselor.