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Counseling

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, counseling will be available via phone, with video conferencing options, to provide support to students and staff. All services are by appointment only.

In addition to academic programs, the Counseling Division provides free assistance for students with life skills, career planning, and crisis intervention. Counseling faculty are available to support and empower students in achieving their goals, and to support their academic, professional, and personal well-being. 

FAQ’s:

Counseling is available at no charge to all students enrolled at South Mountain Community College. Counselors are also available for faculty and staff consultation. 

  • Counseling faculty maintain student privacy as outlined by FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) guidelines, and, like other college representatives, may release information as permitted by FERPA or in circumstances involving the safety of students or others. Counseling faculty are mandated by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to report knowledge of gender-based or sexual discrimination that involves MCCCD students or employees, including sexual harassment or sexual violence that creates a hostile environment on campus. 
  • Counseling is also available via telephone or online video conferencing. Information transmitted over email may not be secure, and information transmitted between the counseling faculty member and the client during online counseling is not encrypted. 

Academic advising is for students who need assistance with academic information or help developing an educational plan and course of study. Counseling is for students who need help with personal, educational, or occupational skills. Counseling faculty can assist in developing better study skills, manage stress, respond to crises, set goals, and provide resources for further assistance with mental health issues. For more information on academic advising, click here

Immediate Crisis Support: 

Low Cost Mental Health Resources: 

Contact Info

For all appointment requests, please contact Division Support: 
Maggie Fischer – Administrative Assistant Sr. 
602-305-5608 
maggie.fischer@southmountaincc.edu

Jason Reif
Division Chair
602-243-8137

William (Bill) Beverly
Director of Behavioral Health Sciences
602-305-5880

Shalmeka Sweet
Counseling & Personal Development Coordinator
602-243-8141

Kerry Scott
Counseling Faculty
602-243-8398

Office Location
Student Services Building