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Confidentiality

In order to ensure a safe environment for students to explore their personal concerns, all counseling services are confidential. This means that our staff will not reveal the identity of students who seek our services, will not confirm or deny a student's participation in counseling, and will not provide any details about what has been discussed in counseling without the student's written consent. We do not give information to parents or to other offices or departments within the university without a student's written consent. Similarly, information about participation in counseling will not appear on a student's academic records.

Students may request to have information shared with the person(s) of their choice and can sign a release granting us permission to share confidential counseling information. However, it is because of the strength of our belief in the importance of you feeling safe about sharing information about yourself with your clinician that we want to inform you of the times when we might legally and/or ethically be required to share information about you without your consent.

 A summary follows:

  • When serious and foreseeable harm to you or others is evident;
  • When release of confidential information is required by court order or requested by you;
  • When child abuse or neglect is evident or suspected;
  • When abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults who are vulnerable due to physical or mental impairment or advanced age is evident or suspected.

‚ÄčThe MH&WC is required to keep records of your contacts with us. Client information is stored securely in an electronic medical record and some locked paper files. Clients may review their file by making this request in advance and reviewing it with a counselor.

Contact Us

counselingservices@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7078(989) 964-7078

Office

Curtiss 112

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.