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Student Counseling Center

The Grand View Counseling Center provides individual and group counseling to students, faculty and staff. The center provides a confidential and supportive environment to discuss personal issues, and work towards making positive changes to one’s thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships.

We all experience difficulties in our daily lives from time to time. When these difficulties persist over time or we lack the resources to cope and grow from them, they can become stumbling blocks that affect our relationships and prevent us from realizing our abilities, potentials, and goals.

The Counseling Center offers a trained professional counselor who can assist by providing a caring listening environment, strategies and skills to address concerns, and connections with helping resources on and off campus. The emphasis of counseling is not to make decisions for you, but to work together in a cooperative effort to explore new insights, examine alternative options, and consider new directions.

University counseling services are free for students, faculty, and staff and include:
* Individual, marital, and family counseling
* Group counseling
* Consultation for faculty and staff
* Educational programming
* Substance abuse screening and referral
* Referral to on and off campus services

Frequently discussed concerns include:
* Relationships with others
* Life decisions
* Depression and anxiety
* Eating disorders
* Sexual concerns and abuse
* Substance abuse
* Grief and loss

To make an appointment or referral contact Kent Schornack, director of counseling, at 515-263-2986. You may choose to contact the counseling center via e-mail to schedule an appointment, however, please be advised that e-mail is subject to interception and not considered reliably confidential. Any urgent or sensitive matter should be handled by means of telephone or face-to-face conversation.

Confidentiality and Privacy: Federal and state laws along with professional ethical standards prohibit disclosure of any information you provide unless you provide written consent. Thus, if a Grand View University official, parent, or anyone else should inquire about you receiving counseling services this information could not be disclosed without your written permission. That said, there are certain situations where your information may be released without your permission. These situations are primarily related to concerns of imminent danger or court ordered disclosure. Your rights of privacy and the confidentiality exceptions are outlined in greater detail in the Notice of Privacy document.

For more information, contact:
Kent Schornack, L.I.S.W., M.A.
Director, Counseling Services
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.