Counseling

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The Counseling Center is staffed by counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled Navarro College students.

CAREER COUNSELING

Many students are undecided about their college major or career choice.  If you feel this way, you are not alone. Deciding on a career path can be very stressful.  Navarro College counselors offer a number of tools to provide career information and guidance to undecided students.  The counselors are available to offer career guidance based on your skills, personality, interests, and values.  The following career services are available:

  • Referrals to career tests and assessments
  • Assistance with career and self-exploration
  • Engaging students in the decision-making process
  • Educating students on the job search process

Career Self-Assessment Tools

The career assessments listed below can be completed online at no charge. After completion, it is recommended that the student schedules an appointment with the counselor to review test results, degree plan, and career options.

1.  Interest Survey

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. The assessment has 60 questions about work activities that some people do on their jobs.

http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

2.  ISEEK Skills Assessment

This assessment lets you rate yourself on 35 different skills and then see which occupations are matches for the skills that are important to you. The assessment will take about 5-10 minutes. Complete your assessment by answering questions about the skills you would like to perform in your daily work. At the end of the assessment, you will see a list of occupations that are a good match for your skill profile.

http://www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment

3.  Jung Typology Personality Test

This test is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality. After completing the 72 questionnaire, you will obtain 4-letter type formula according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology, along with the strengths of preferences and the description of your personality type. The results will assist with discovering careers and occupations most suitable for your personality type.

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

4.  Career Exploration

This website offers a variety of links regarding career exploration. Although the website is free, it is highly recommended that the student work closely with the Navarro College counselor to complete the profiles and assessments offered on this website. Please call the counseling office today to schedule.

http://www.acinet.org/Explore/

5.  Work Values Inventory

The is a written assessment that provides a list to help identify those values

that you think will be important to you in your work. Upon completing the assessment, the student should discuss the results with a counselor.

http://www.rop.santacruz.k12.ca.us/resources/career_planning/step1tool1.pdf _____________________________________________________________________________

The Career Key assessment is offered at the counseling center and will assist students with choosing between fields of study or various professions. Individuals assess their resemblance to Holland’s six personality types and identify their most promising career options. This is a paper test that takes 20 minutes to complete. It uniquely organizes matching careers in an easy and practical manner.

In addition to the assessments and career information available in the Counseling Center, the Carl Perkins Career Center provides career information computers and a large career reference library that includes videos, books, and informational resources. The Carl Perkins Career Center also assists students needing help with job searches, interview techniques, and resume writing skills.

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For appointments, contact your nearest Counseling Center:

  • Corsicana: (903) 875-7379 – 2nd floor in the Gooch One Stop Student Building
  • Mexia: (254) 562-3848
  • Midlothian: (972) 775-7200
  • Waxahachie: (972) 937-7612

PERSONAL COUNSELING

While attending college, students encounter a myriad of transitions in their lives. Issues that arise may include the following: independent living, college life issues, independent study, forming new relationships, identity crises, depression or anxiety, and/or time management difficulties. Often, professional assistance can help in easing the transition into college life.

Navarro College employs counselors on the Corsicana campus to provide guidance services to students with personal issues such as relationship problems, anger management, communication skills, and coping skills. Please note that all services are confidential and off-campus mental health referrals may be necessary.

For an appointment to see a counselor, contact the Counseling Center in Corsicana at (903) 875-7379. Remember, if you have an immediate crisis on or off campus, you can call 911; dorm residents should dial 9-911, or for campus security, you may dial (903) 654-3999.

Here are some of the services the Counseling Center can provide:

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Short-tem Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Life-skills Training
  • Mentor Referrals
  • Tutorial Lab Referrals

If you need assistance in any of these areas, please JUST ASK! Our counselors are very sensitive to your needs and are flexible in working with your schedule. Referrals are available as needed.

Check out some of these related resources:

SUICIDE PREVENTION & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Suicide is Preventable

You aren’t alone. No matter who you are or what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. We want to help you find hope.

What Are The Warning Signs For Suicide?

The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

How Can I Help My Friends?

If someone you know is exhibiting any of the warning signs listed above, here are some things you can do to help.

  • Ask directly if your friend is thinking about suicide.
  • Be willing to listen. Allow their expressions of feelings, and accept those feelings.
  • Be non-judgmental. Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or whether feelings are good or bad. Don’t lecture on the value of life. Focus on being present with their feelings.
  • Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support.
  • Check in with your friend regularly. Schedule times to talk for the next week when you will both be available, to see how they are doing.
  • Don’t act shocked. This will put distance between you. Be patient with yourself and the situation.
  • Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support.
  • Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance.
  • Take action. Remove means, such as guns or stockpiled pills.
  • Get help from agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
  • Encourage (and offer to accompany) your friend to seek help and support from a crisis specialist, therapist, doctor and/or clergy member.
  • Show them the safety or “crisis coping plan” on the Lifeline web site, and talk together about your friend can use this to help him/her to cope in these difficult moments.

What Mental Health Resources Are Available?

ON-CAMPUS COUNSELING SERVICES

Corsicana:
(903) 875-7379
2nd floor in the Gooch One Stop Student Building

Mexia:
(254) 562-3848

Midlothian:
(972) 775-7200

Waxahachie:
(972) 937-7612

OFF-CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:

Texas Health
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
Main Tel: 214-345-6789
Intake Tel 1: 682-236-6023
Intake Tel 2: 214-345-7355

Parkview Regional Hospital
600 South Bonham Street
Mexia, TX 76667
Main Tel: 254-562-5332
Intake Tel 1: 254-562-0408-2361
Intake Tel 2: 254-562-0408-2362

Andrews Center Behavioral Healthcare
South Highway 19 and FM 1615
Athens, TX 75751
Main Tel: 903-675-8541

ONLINE RESOURCES:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

You Matter

Veterans Crisis Line

CRISIS HOTLINES:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) A free, 24-hour hotline, with a person available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Confidential online chat is also available at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender or Questioning Youth (LGBTQ) call The Trevor Hotline toll-free at 1-866-488-7386

Texas Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) Crisis Hotlines – 
These centers operate or contract with a hotline provider for persons in crisis. You may view an alphabetical list of LMHAs and their crisis numbers on our LMHA Crisis Hotline page, or you may search for the crisis hotline number by county, city, or ZIP code on our mental health services search page.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Speaking to a therapist or attending a support group can help you work through your grief and improve your overall mental health. The following resources can help you find a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group near you.

Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe.

Told through the voices of these individuals, their families, and the professionals in their support network, each inspiring story recounts one person’s journey from a suicide attempt to the life of hope and recovery he/she is leading today.

Behavioral Health Treatment Locator

Suicide Prevention       Veterans Hotline  Suicide Prevention-spanish

The information on this page is courtesy of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).