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It is fortunate this college still offers free wellness and mental health counseling to students.

Students should take advantage of the personal counseling, counseling groups, academic counseling, advising and career counseling this college has to offer.

These sessions are free for students who are enrolled here and no appointment is needed.

Sleep, diet, exercise, spirituality, relationships, stress, time management, drug and alcohol use are only some of the things that affect your wellness.

Students encounter difficult everyday situations, so counseling from staff with doctorate and master’s level qualifications will teach students how to survive and conquer challenges.

Other resources this college offers are the workout room on the first floor of Loftin Student Center, entertainment in Loftin, intramural sports, plays, music recitals and visual art exhibits.

During a group counseling session Feb. 5, counseling services Coordinator Melissa Sutherland said a counseling session can cost as much as $100 in the city’s charging market.

This college is also the only one in the district to offer a free personal counseling program.

The counseling center is on the first floor of Moody Learning Center and is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but stays open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The center is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month.

For more information, visit the counseling and advising webpage under the Current Student tab at alamo.edu/sac.

James Brandenburg, personal counselor and certified poetry therapist, offers group poetry therapy at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday monthly at Barnes and Noble, 6065 N.W. Loop 410. For more information, email Brandenburg at jbrandenburg2@alamo.edu.

Take advantage of these counseling options, not only are they free, but they will teach students to live a better quality of life.

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