Academic Advising & Counseling

Counseling Services Available at Tunxis…

The counseling center is conveniently located in the main lobby in the Academic Affairs and Advising Offices, directly across the hall from the Records Office/Registrar.


Confidential*, individual, brief, solution-based counseling is available for a variety of personal issues.


Confidential* counseling groups are developed by need or request to address mental health issues or personal growth goals.


Appointments for career counseling can be made to assist students in understanding career options, choosing or changing a major, or developing the skills necessary for career advancement. Career testing and interpretation is also available.


College counselors also assist students with course selection and planning, placement test interpretation, schedule planning and promoting healthy study habits. *Confidentiality does have limitations and does not apply in the following circumstances: if a student discloses knowledge of child abuse; disabled person or elder abuse; you are assessed to be a danger to yourself or someone else; ordered by law; and if directed by you to disclose information.

We’re here to help you…

Like everyone, college students may face difficult life transitions and circumstances, experience painful emotions, and need assistance in developing clear and meaningful goals while pursuing their academic course work. College counselors are professionally trained to help students cope with a wide variety of educational, adjustment, and mental health issues during their college years. Some methods counselors employ to facilitate discussions include listening, informing, empathizing, collaborating, brainstorming solutions, constructing goals, building on strengths and modeling appropriate behaviors. Counselors are glad to talk with you about any issue causing you concern or distress.  Some common concerns include: anxiety, sadness, loneliness, eating disorders, dating & domestic partner violence, alcohol & drug concerns, academic problems, sexual abuse, relationship issues, time management, choosing a major, communication skills and career & academic goals. Depending on the nature of the concern, counseling may be one appointment or several.  In some cases, a referral to a community specialist may be strongly encouraged.

For more information, contact the Advising Center at 860.255.3540.