The purpose of Counseling Services at York Technical College is to offer short-term counseling support to students of the College in a confidential and professional environment. The goal of offering counseling support is to optimize student success through managing personal and academic concerns that may otherwise interfere with one achieving their educational goals.

Students are encouraged to explore the variety of services offered within Counseling Services to learn more about personal and academic counseling opportunities. 


Confidentiality is one of the most important aspects of counseling. Information shared during a counseling session is treated with respect and is protected by the professional ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. This means that information disclosed to a counselor will not be shared with others. The only exceptions to this confidentiality policy are as follows:

  1. A counselor may consult with a colleague to plan and coordinate care.

  2. If you are likely to physically harm another person, counselors have a duty to warn that person and/or authorities.

  3. If you are likely to physically harm yourself, counselors must take steps to protect you and possibly contact others on your behalf.

  4. If you disclose information about abuse or neglect of a juvenile or disabled adult, counselors are required by state law to report this to the Department of Social Services.

  5. Counselors must testify or provide counseling records as part of a judicial proceeding if ordered to do so by a judge.


Students who are returning from academic suspension must participate in at least one academic counseling session in order to register for classes. Students returning from suspension will have a registration hold on their record until they have this meeting.  The first step to scheduling this meeting is completing an academic self-evaluation. Once this evaluation is complete, a staff member will contact the student with a link to schedule with a Counselor. Students should email to receive the link to the self-evaluation.

For more information and explanations related to Academic Standing, please refer to the York Technical College Catalog & Handbook.

Academic counseling is a service that is available to all students. Any student wishing to discuss issues such as motivation, time management, communication with instructors and other obstacles to academic success may schedule an academic counseling appointment through Navigate.

Counseling Services provides short-term personal counseling for students who are experiencing a variety of concerns, completely free of charge. These services are intended to assess students’ well-being, offer appropriate tools for managing personal matters, and determine appropriate steps for ensuring their continued success.

Counseling Services is a wonderful place to begin receiving assistance and support. In some cases, students utilize Counseling Services to receive referrals to appropriate off-campus resources. Counselors will also recommend this referral process for concerns which warrant a more long-term counseling relationship.

Counselors who offer personal counseling services hold a Master’s Degree in a human services field such as Counseling or Social Work. Counselors may also hold related credentials, such as certifications and licensure.

Our staff is available to assist with a variety of concerns, including:

  • Stress and issues related to balancing school with other demands
  • Mental health concerns such as depression, chemical abuse/dependency, and eating disorders
  • Academic challenges, such as test-taking anxiety
  • Personal matters, such as parenting challenges, marriage/relationship issues, and grief
  • Managing personal crises and trauma


Please call or visit our office to schedule an appointment with a Counselor within Counseling Services. Students can also log into Navigate to schedule an appointment.

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Counseling and Support Services
Services are provided virtually/remotely and in person. Contact Counseling and Support Services to discuss the most appropriate service delivery method for you, or schedule your appointment through Navigate.
Phone: (803) 327-8007