Make an Appointment
The Simpson University Community Counseling Center is located in the Owen Center, Suite 208; we share a reception area with the Health Center and Career Services under the collective title of the Wellness Center. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:00 and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call our office at 530.226.4106 or come by to schedule an appointment.
Full-time undergraduate Simpson students are entitled to eight (8) counseling sessions per school year, the cost of which is included in student fees. Should a student need additional sessions, a reasonable fee will be charged for each session or the counselor will assist in locating a local Redding therapist for ongoing counseling.
Community members may access counseling services on a fee basis, depending upon the availability of staff. ASPIRE, credentialing, and part-time students are a part of this population. Faculty and staff may access services through Simpson's Employee Assistance Program.
By law, our counselors are bound to keep what you say confidential. The counseling relationship must be a place where trust and safety exist. Information disclosed within sessions is confidential and will not be revealed to anyone without expressed written permission.
For additional information concerning legal and ethical documents, click on the following links:
- Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
- Standards for Providers of Psychological Services
- Health Information Portability and Privacy Act
The following are exclusions to confidentiality: 1) where disclosure is required by law (Disclosure may be required in the following circumstances; where there is a reasonable suspicion of child or elder abuse, where there is a reasonable suspicion that the client presents a danger of violence to others, or where the client could potentially harm himself/herself unless protective measures are taken; disclosure may be required pursuant to a legal proceeding), or 2) in the case of a disciplinary referral or inquiries, your right to strict confidentiality may be waived so that involved parties may freely discuss your situation and develop the best plan of action for you, or 3) information maybe shared with administrative and clinical supervisors for the purpose of maintaining quality services, as well as non-identifying information in group staffings for professional growth.
Providing a Referral
If you feel that a student you know would benefit from counseling, it is usually best to express your care and concern for their well being by communicating directly with the student, recommending counseling, but allowing them to make his or her own decision. If immediate help is needed, offer to call the Counseling Center or the Resident Director on duty.