Loras College Counseling Center Services
Tricia Borelli, MA, LMHC – Director of Counseling Services
473 Alumni Campus Center
The Loras College Counseling Center’s goal is to provide a safe place for students to work through emotional issues that may impede their ability to succeed academically while at Loras. Services provided by the center are confidential and assist in helping students grow emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually.
Confidentiality is regulated in the same manner as with your private doctor. No one other than Counseling Center staff has access to client records without permission from the client. The records are not part of any other files at the college.
“Moving away to college was a bit of an adjustment for me. When I got overwhelmed a friend referred me to the counseling center. It was a great place for me to talk about my feelings. My counselor really listened to me and helped me feel normal. She gave me ideas on how to get connected on campus which helped a lot. Now I recommend other students to the counseling center. “ – Caroline, Sophomore
“Seeing a counselor helped me identify that I have been struggling with anxiety my whole life. Apparently anxiety is very common. The counselor helped me get accommodations in the academic learning center so that I could still do well in school, despite my feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Having someone to talk to also helped more than I ever imagined.” – Zach, Junior
“I was happy to see that Loras has a strong counseling center. In high school, I lost a friend to suicide and am very passionate about mental health. I got involved very early with the organization on campus called Breaking the Silence. I enjoy being a part of something that is making a difference by helping increase awareness of mental health issues.” – Michelle, First Year
Our counseling services are person-centered and solution-focused. The primary focus of the Loras College Counseling Center is to provide individual psychotherapy, group counseling, crisis management, outreach and consultation to students, both undergraduate and graduate. The goal is to help students resolve personal difficulties and acquire the skills that will enable them to grow personally and professionally so that they can take full advantage of their college experience.
When off-campus expertise and/or psychiatric assistance is needed, counselors will assist students with the referral process. If the student is interested, campus staff can assist the student in identifying the resources that are available off campus. It should be noted that referrals to off-campus agencies may involve costs for which the student is responsible. Map to nearby healthcare facilities.
We offer support and help with students who are struggling with
- Anger Management
- Drug/Alcohol Problem
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Traumatic Events
- Learning Disabilities
- Sexual Harassment and Assault
- Career Counseling
- Study/Testing Skills
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Other issues