Watkins College of Art, Design & Film recognizes that stress and other issues can affect our academic and personal lives. Watkins has a partnership with an area counseling practice which covers the cost of counseling for all current students.
The counseling service through Watkins is a professional counseling service offered on campus which is designed to help students identify problems and seek solutions. The program provides assistance in most personal problems such as drug/alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, problems caused by legal/financial worries, abuse and others. When students feel or believe that a problem exists and want the assistance of a professional counselor, they may contact the Office of Student Life OR refer themselves. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance and privacy is absolutely respected.
Students may call the Association for Guidance, Aid, Placement and Empathy (AGAPE) at (615) 781-3000 to speak with an intake counselor and to make arrangements for a first appointment. The counselor is available for multiple sessions each week, however sessions fill quickly so call today to schedule an appointment. For questions about the program or other counseling resources available in the area, student may seek the advice of the Director of Student Life who will keep all matters confidential to the greatest extent possible and can refer the student to the appropriate resources.