The Department of Student Life has launched a new counseling program, designed to help the community address a range of issues that can impact students wellness and performance. The program will be managed by new campus counselor, Mrs. Jahmela Williams.
Williams, a licensed clinical counselor, received her undergraduate degree from Oakwood University and a Master of education in counseling from Bowie State University. She earned a second Masters in special education from Northcentral University. She has worked with youth in a variety of settings for more than 10 years.
“I am excited to join the team and I am looking forward to working with the students, faculty and staff to ensure that our students not only achieve academic success but optimum wellness which encompasses the spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellness,” Williams said.
The counseling program is available to faculty, and staff for consultation regarding l issues that impact students. Some of the services offered are outlined as follows:
Consultationsfor staff, advisors, administrators, or faculty can address such issues as the services that are available on and off campus, how to refer a student to for counseling, how to resolve a conflict and how to recognize students in trouble.
Trainingsessions are available to faculty, staff, and administrators regarding, for example, orientations to Counseling services, training in crisis-intervention, presentations on specific topics/issues in mental health/Wellness or college life, etc.