Student Life Counseling
Kevin Swaim MA,NCC,LMFT,LCSW,LMHC,
Jamie Sweet Douglas MA,NCC,LMHC,LCAC,LMFTA,
No-cost, professional, confidential counseling for Wabash College students and their dependents. Consultation for student organizations and student leaders. Consultants to faculty and staff on services, safety issues, and student's needs.
We'll even see a student/student dependent anonymously the first appointment, to assess, educated them on their options and make referrals when appropriate.
Open office hours - Monday through Thursday 11am-1pm. When students, faculty, or staff can contact the counselors in the office or on campus.
Regular counseling appointments are arranged with the counselors, outside Open Office Hours
For students and their dependents to get objective, professional assistance for a broad range of issues. To help them manage the stress of college life and to promote healthy and effective life choices.
Your contact with the Counseling Center is confidential between you and the counselor to the fullest extent of the law (FERPA). Some examples when information has to be released include when there is an imminent danger to someone or a report of current abuse of a child or elder.
Some reasons Wabash students come to the Counseling Center:
We will make every effort to be available to you, in our offices and on-campus, during our posted office hours. You can drop by to speak with us, whether you’re a student, their dependent, or a faculty/ staff member. If you are dealing with a student situation, we want to help. In most cases, we can listen, offer information about best practices, and make recommendations for seeking assistance. Often from this meeting, an appointment will be made with the student, or dependent, to meet with us privately, however, we cannot disclose information to others about our private student/dependent contacts without a signed release of information.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with the Counseling Center, please call 765-361-6252. If you get voice mail, you may leave a confidential, non-emergency message for counselors Kevin Swaim and/or Jamie Sweet Douglas that we will return at our earliest opportunity, which may be the next school day. You may also use email to request an appointment, at Counseling@Wabash.edu. Be sure to included the week days you are most available. (The information will be received by both Kevin and Jamie.) To communicate with the counselors directly you can email them specifically at swaimk@Wabash.edu (Kevin Swaim) or douglasj@Wabash.edu (Jamie Sweet Douglas). Remember that email is not necessarily a confidential form of communication.
For students being seen for the first time, (including being seen the first time in the new school year), please print this intake packet, read and fill it out as completely as possible, and bring it to your first appointment.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Valle Vista Health Systems (Greenwood): 1-800-447-1348. Suicide/emergency assessment; free, in-person assessments; available inpatient and outpatient mental health and care and area referrals
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-SUICIDE (784-2433). (TIP: Be patient, this is a National Hotline that is referred to a local call center.) The caller will speak with a referral specialist, with a possibility of a referral to a local facility or providers.
Lafayette Crisis Center/211: 765-742-0244 Assess and refer specialists for many types of crisis situations from Suicide, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Support Groups, and Treatment Facilities. If on another call, the referral specialist will triage the incoming call for seriousness and may make a warm transfer to an appropriate treatment resource.
Alcohol and Drug Information:
Screening Tools for Alcohol and Drug Use:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Other Health Issues-Travel
- Center for Disease Control: 800-227-8922
Welcome Class of 2013! (PDF)