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Summer Information

Counseling Services for SSW Students

This summer, the School will offer limited counseling services for students. The services will be focused on brief counseling on issues affecting educational performance as well as further assessment and referral when needed. Students will be limited to three sessions.

At the first appointment the counselor will explore what seems to be affecting the student's performance and discuss options for referral. The second and third sessions may focus on identifying resources and vulnerabilities and developing coping skills. The goal of the three sessions is to assist the student in developing more effective ways of dealing with difficulties and to provide referrals in those situations where further clinical work is needed. If you miss an appointment and fail to notify the counselor 24 hours prior to the appointment time, the missed appointment will be counted as one of your three sessions.

The school has contracted with four independent counselors. All are within a reasonable geographic distance to the school and all are very familiar with this program. If you choose to use this service, you may contact one of the counselors listed below to setup an appointment. You will be required to complete a Counseling Services form directly with the counselor during your first appointment; you will need to bring your OneCard in order to do so. The student must bring the form to each session and the counselor must sign the form after each session. After the third session the counselor shall retain the form and submit it to the school. This information will remain confidential.

The Counselors are: For appointments call:
Angela Bardawil, LICSW
1500 Northampton Street
Suite 8
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 533-3840
On campus location TBD
Karen Bivona, LICSW
111 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 582-3932
Peter Gilford, Ph.D.
13 Old South Street, #2H
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 585-0588
Virginia Van Scoy, LICSW
182 Main Street, #302
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-2600