Eastfield Counseling Services (ECS) helps students with their personal concerns so that they can meet the daily challenges of student life. The ECS provides free counseling services for currently enrolled students who experience psychological or behavioral difficulties. Eastfield Counseling Services helps students acquire the skills, attitudes, values, and knowledge that can maximize their academic, career, and personal growth. Staffed by licensed mental health professionals, ECS is open to all currently enrolled Eastfield College students. Our licensed professional counselors can help with issues including:
ECS pledges to treat you with dignity and respect and to provide you with competent and compassionate counseling services. We are committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. Our mission requires that people of every background be able to use our services with an expectation of respectful treatment.
Your contact with ECS is confidential and is not part of your academic record. ECS operates within professional guidelines and both federal and state laws which protect the privacy of your mental health records.
Disclaimer: Material on this site is presented for information purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for the judgment of a qualified professional who has counseled or is treating any individual student.
During this confidential consultation, the student has the opportunity to discuss his or her concerns. If further services are indicated, the counselor may recommend group or individual counseling, suggest further evaluation, or refer the student to other services on or off campus. Occasionally, some students find that this initial consultation meets their needs and require no further services.
Short term individual counseling may be offered to help students gain a deeper understanding of the sources of their difficulties. These insights are then translated into plans for action that the student can carry out in his or her daily life. For issues that would be better resolved through a longer-term individual approach, an appropriate referral to a community provider may be recommended.
Sometimes, crisis situations arise that require immediate intervention (e.g. sexual assault, suicidal feelings, or death of a loved one). The student should alert ECS to the crisis nature of their situation and s/he will be seen promptly. Here is more information on crisis procedures.
ECS seeks to build a collaborative partnership with faculty and staff to create and present educational workshops for Eastfield College students. Please contact Jeff Quan at 972-860-7371 for more information.
Consultation by phone or appointment are available for students, faculty and staff members, or parents who wish to talk with an ECS counselor about a student suffering from emotional stress, about counseling referrals or other issues. Please note that the counselor will uphold all legal and ethical standards of client confidentiality during this consultation.