Personal Counseling

Support on Campus

Life can be overwhelming. We're here to help.

The NCC counseling faculty work with you to offer support & direction with your educational, personal and professional goals.

Family and Children’s Agency, in collaboration with Norwalk Community College, is providing free short-term counseling for NCC students who are experiencing challenges in their lives.

Our highly trained Social Worker is available to help you through times of crisis or transition, and with individual, family, or other issues.  If necessary, we are qualified to connect you with outside services.

All of our counseling sessions are provided in a supportive, caring, and confidential manner.

To make an appointment call: 203.857.6870, or stop in the Counseling Center, East Campus, Room 104, and ask to make an appointment with our Social Worker.

Reasons to Seek Help

  • Personal growth
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Social & relationship concerns
  • Anxiety, grief & loss
  • Feelings of depression
  • Military & combat-related stress
  • Suicidality
  • Academic challenges

Counselors also offer help for ongoing mental health issues, such as:

  • Substance/Alcohol abuse concerns
  • Family issues
  • Problematic eating patterns
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender issues
  • Parenting
  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Death

Resources

211 Infoline

Suicide Prevention
24 HOUR Hotline
1.800.273.8255

Southwest CT Mental Health System
97 Middle Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203.579.7300

F.S. DuBois Center Crisis Programs
780 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
203.388.1600 (intake)
1.877.677.4135 (crisis intervention services)

Greater Bridgeport Mental Health Center
1635 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
203.551.7400
Crisis Programs:
203.551.7507 (8am to 8pm)

Outpatient Services:
97 Middle Street Bridgeport, CT 06604
203.579.7300

Family & Children’s Agency, Inc.
9 Mott Avenue, 4th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06850
PH: 203.855.8765
1.800.676.4066

Family Centers, Inc.
60 Palmers Hill Road
Stamford, CT 06902
203.324.3167

Domestic Violence Crisis Center
24 HOUR HOTLINE
1.888.774.2900

COMMITTED TO YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND PERSONAL GROWTH

The First Step is Up to You

Appointments may be made by calling the appointment line at 203.857.6870 or by coming in-person to the Counseling Office located on the East campus in room E104 .

Appointments will be scheduled as soon after the initial request as possible, depending on the urgency of the situation and staff availability.

In most cases, we can offer appointments within a week of the initial request, although it may be longer during periods of high demand (midterms to finals). If appropriate, a student may be referred to other services in his or her community, after initial evaluation.

Whether you are an incoming freshman or a returning student, you may find some of these services helpful to you during your time at NCC. There are many opportunities for emotional growth here, because not everyone makes it through college without experiencing some challenges along the way.

Students may experience difficulty juggling the demands of coursework with the challenges that arise in their personal lives. To assist students with achieving their academic goals, mental health counseling services are offered for Norwalk Community College students.

Services are Free and Confidential

Services are provided by a clinical social worker with experience in crisis intervention, assessment and brief therapy. The Clinical Social Worker, together with other providers and services, works to assist students in getting their emotional needs met.

Online Tools

Student of Concern

The Student of Concern Form is used to report students who are exhibiting issues or behavior causing some concern. This includes Emotional/ Behavioral Concerns, Academic Concerns,  personal needs such as food/clothing/transportation/housing, as well as Reports of Sexual Assault, Stalking or Intimate Partner Violence.

All reports are taken seriously, therefore it is essential to provide as much information as possible. Your name will remain confidential, however, the appropriate party may need to contact you for additional information.

Mental Health Screening Tool

NCC welcomes you to take an anonymous online screening for eating disorders, alcohol issues, anxiety disorders, and depression. The free screening is made available to all Norwalk Community College students.

The screening is provided so that you may find out, in just a few minutes, whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you.

Veteran Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can

  • Call 1.800.273.8255 + Press 1
  • Text 838255

Receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Additional Resources and Mental Health Information