STUDENT COUNSELING


The Student Success Center provides a professional counselor for students who are looking for help in addressing personal concerns or other emotional issues. Sometimes life events can be overwhelming. Counseling can be a good resource to help students cope and build resilience.

How does counseling work?


The initial session includes paperwork (contact information, consent forms, etc.) and a meeting with the counselor to collect background information about the concern. The counselor works with students to determine the best action plan for individual needs. Some students meet only once or twice to consult about a situation. For others, ongoing sessions may be appropriate. In most cases beyond six sessions, students are referred to an outside practitioner from a large network of community resources. All information shared in counseling sessions is completely confidential.

 

Quick Resources


 

Common reasons to connect with our counselor


  • Transition to college and academic concerns
  • Feeling moody, irritable, depressed, or hopeless

  • Expressing loneliness or grief

  • Relationship concerns

  • Concern about a friend’s mental health

  • Eating disorders

  • Domestic or dating violence

  • Worry about life after graduation

  • Trouble coping with a traumatic event

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

3 easy ways to schedule an appointment: 

CALL

Counselor Phone:
(515) 635-1214 

 

EMAIL

Counselor Email: mmattiace@mercydesmoines.org

 

VIDEO CHAT

Email to Request: mmattiace@mercydesmoines.org

 

Walk-ins are welcome, but Counselor may not be available at that time to meet.
Please check-in with the Student Success Center front desk upon arrival for your appointment.

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COUNSELOR


Maria Mattiace 
Counselor 
(515) 635-1214
 

 

Location and Hours


Location: The Counselor’s office is in the Academic Center for Excellence Building in the Student Success Center (College Hill side of the ACE building).

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Room: Main office suite *Check-in with the Student Success Center front desk upon arrival for your appointment.

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