Student Life Counseling
Kevin Swaim '83 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 general student mental health issues.
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/dependents can contact the counselors in the office or on campus. (Knock if we are otherwise engaged during this time, it is your time to drop in.) (Faculty /staff should use the Early Alert System for reporting student issues.)
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. Other releases of information, except to a treating professional, can also affect the privacy of your information, be sure to ask and understand when you initially seek services.
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 call or drop by to speak with us, whether you are a student or their dependent. If you are dealing with a student situation that requires immediate attention, you need to use the Early Alert System to bring it to the attention of those who can respond, (Heather Thrush, Faculty, Student Life Staff, the Dean of Students Office, ect.).
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. Remember, email is not a confidential form of communication.
Appointments for further contact with the student / dependent will be at their request as schedules allow. When service needs are outside the scope of the Counseling Center, referrals and education on how to secure needed services will be provided. Services outside the Counseling Center are generally at the expense of the student / dependent.
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)