Counseling and health
Counseling Services provides guidance and support with mental health, personal issues and career questions. All counseling is confidential and can be arranged by making an appointment in Omnivox or through Josie Cavaliere (A-106, ext. 244). Appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and students must fill out the consent form before they come to their first appointment.
Pat Baker, Psychotherapist (A-110, ext. 214)
Joëlle Elbaz, Psychologist (A-114, ext. 505)
Rachelle Doucet, Counseling Intern (A-114, ext. 505)
Marilyn Payne, Psychotherapist (A-112, ext. 215)
Counseling Services also offers group workshops to enable students to develop self-awareness, enrich interpersonal relationships and share concerns. Counselors promote student success and mental health by offering support in such critical areas as:
- managing stress
- managing time efficiently
- preparing for exams
- remembering material
- taking notes
- taming procrastination
- creating an efficient study schedule
Counselors also create support groups, educating the Marianopolis community and helping students with issues such as eating disorders and sexuality. Students interested in starting a new group are invited to speak with a counselor.
On-campus nurse Anna Forlini (A-166, ext. 517) is available 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for confidential consultations on health concerns such as injuries, illness, contraception and stress management. Each student must complete a student medical form.
The First Aid Team is a student organization dedicated to helping the College community in times of need. Every member is First Aid-certified. The volunteer First Aid Team staffs the Health Room (A-164) for quick and efficient response to illness and injury.