Director's Welcome


Greetings from Counseling Services!  We are a team of dedicated behavioral health professionals whose mission is to promote personal and educational success.

The Counseling center is located on the second floor of the Sheffield Student Center in suite 215.  It may surprise you to learn that our clinical staff works part-time.  While limited in size, we are fully committed to providing or connecting students to the services they need.

The Counseling Services team collaborates with our Student Health Clinic staff  in the care of students and views wellness needs holistically.  Treatment plans may include referrals for physical and/or mental health care by providers both on and off campus.

We invite your feedback as part of our ongoing effort to improve Counseling Services.  Please visit our web evaluation page or contact one of our team members to share your thoughts with us.

We wish you good health and wellness during your time at Mercer!

A.   Bates Canon

Director, Counseling Services

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