For new students, navigating the world of graduate school can seem daunting. The peer mentor program is a great way to make an early connection with a fellow graduate student who is further along in the program. The purpose of this connection is for new students to be able to glean information from a more experienced student on how to manage areas of graduate life. Mentors can help with anything from where to go for certain services, general advice, to motivation and moral support. Having a peer mentor can help new students acclimate to their new environment. Through a quick and general assessment, we match mentees with mentors based on their educational emphasis and preferences. If you would like more information or would like to participate, please email Ryan Gogarty at email@example.com.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Many students experience anxiety, depression, problems in their relationships, or discomfort and dissatisfaction in their lives. Oftentimes, this can stem from previous experiences and relationships which unknowingly impact our present situation. When you need help with a personal problem that you feel is interfering with your life and your happiness in some way, counseling is available to help you clarify the issues, sort out the options, and make changes.
Saint Mary’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) feels strongly about working in a collaborative manner and as a result each decision about the counseling process will be discussed as sensitively and as openly as possible. Your intake counselor will get to know you and ask information about your reason(s) for coming to the counseling center. They will take time in these first meetings to talk about counseling and will share what they feel would be the best way to proceed. If, after talking with your intake counselor, it is agreed that CAPS would be beneficial, you can begin to make regular appointments. Click here to learn more.
- American Counseling Association
- California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
- Counselors for Social Justice
- SMC Library
- The Association for Humanistic Counseling