Bergeron Counseling Services: COVID-19 Update
July1 – August 16, 2020 – We are fully committed to supporting the mental health of our community. While we do not provide counseling services during the month of July and the beginning of August, we are available to help you to connect to providers in your home area. If you would like to speak to someone about arranging counseling at home between now and August 16th, call Heidi at 802-654-2234 or email Hbrodtman@smcvt.edu between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Starting on August 17th, Bergeron Counseling will have 3 staff counselors and 2 counseling interns available during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30. However, how we conduct counseling services will be different this year due to COVID-19.
We will be offering students the following options:
- Confidential HIPAA approved tele-counseling, either online or on the phone,
- “Walk-in” counseling, but it will be “call-in” counseling instead.
Regardless of how you choose to engage with counseling, the process is the same: call Heidi Brodtman at 802-654-2234 or email Hbrodtman@smcvt.edu between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm and she will schedule a time for you to meet with a counselor.
Note: If you have a therapist from home that you are already seeing online due to COVID-19, consider continuing to work with them as you transition to campus, since much of the counseling we do at SMC will be online anyways. Continuing with the same therapist you currently have may provide you with some helpful continuity as you make the transition to college for the first time, or back to college if you are a returning student. Because of COVID-19, the state of Vermont allows all licensed mental health clinicians from other states to work with you even while you are in Vermont.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to campus in August and finding our way through the challenges and opportunities of these uncertain times together!