Counseling Services provides an array of resources to assist students with personal or academic concerns. CSJ strives to achieve well-being through a campus-wide model of prevention, intervention, and continued assessment of needs.

Counseling Services provides short-term professional support that can include individual counseling, case management, group work, workshops, assessment services and referrals for outside resources.

Services are confidential and available to all students.

Areas of support include help with depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, roommate conflict issues, anger management, academic problems, time management, substance use/abuse and many others.

Office Hours

Counseling Services operates on a year-round basis with appointments available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other times may also be available upon request. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting Counseling Services in Tuttle Hall or by calling 802-776-5256.

What is counseling?

Counseling provides an opportunity for students to meet with a trained professional to seek solutions to specific problems. Counseling provides a place to be supported and to gain insight on how to tackle life’s challenges.
Counseling usually begins with an intake appointment to better understand the nature of a student’s needs. With a greater understanding of the nature and scope of the problem, the counseling sessions will develop with a plan to address how to alleviate or lessen current concerns.
Counseling is a partnership intended to provide students with support and an increased ability to cope. Sessions typically last for about fifty minutes and can be scheduled at a time that fits best with your schedule. Services are confidential and free to all full-time students.


Counseling Services considers the confidentiality of students’ information as critical to our work. Our professional staff adheres to ethical and legal guidelines in safeguarding your information.  Exceptions to confidentiality are reviewed with all students during the intake process.


In the event that you experience a medical or other life threatening emergency please dial 911 immediately.  If you experience a mental health crisis outside of Counseling Service’s hours you may call the Rutland Mental Health Crisis Line at 802-775-1000. Residents on campus can also go to their resident director for assistance in accessing the supports identified above.

CSJ Campus Security can be reached at 802-345-0118.


Mental Health

Suicide Prevention

Medical Resources

  • Rutland Regional Medical Center (Hospital), 802-775-7111, 160 Allen Street Rutland, VT
  • Convenient Medical Care (Health Clinic), 802-775-8032, 25 North Main Street Rutland, VT
  • Rutland Free Clinic (Health Clinic), 802-775-1360, 145 State Street Rutland, VT
  • Vermont Health Access (State Health Insurance) 1-800-250-8427
  • Vermont Cares (Free Anonymous HIV Testing) 1-800-649-2437
  • Vermont Department of Health (State Health Agency) 802-786-5811
  • Diabetes Center 802-775-2703
  • Vermont Quit Network (smoking cessation) 1-800-QUIT-NOW
  • Poison Control Helpline 1-800-222-1222
  • Student Health Insurance Plan- Bollinger Policy # CVT409G 1-866-267-0092

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Free Referrals

Vermont Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Recovery Supports

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 802-775-0402
  • Narcotics Anonymous:  802-773-5757
  • Turning Point Club of Rutland (Substance Abuse Services) 802-773-6010, 141 State Street Rutland, VT

Mark Gagnon, MSW, LICSW, LADC
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Counseling Services and STEPS
Main College Phone: (802) 773 – 5900 ext: 3256
Direct Line: (802) 776-5256