Counseling Services

Union College provides counseling services to all of its students free of charge. Our professional staff, which includes graduate practicum and/or internship students, conducts all services with the utmost confidentiality and professionalism under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members, who are licensed psychologists.  


  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Couples or family counseling
  • Assessments

Counseling Referrals

Individual counseling is at the heart of the services offered by the Counseling and Testing Center. Most students come in for under six sessions and return if their difficulties persist. There are some students who come in for longer treatment while others come in for a single session and are referred out for additional services. Referrals to outside services may be provided as needed.

People see counselors when they find they need a little extra emotional support for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress management, loss of loved one. In addition there might be an issue with drugs or alcohol, food, and/or a sexual issue of which people often have difficulty finding they can control. People also see counselors because they “just don’t feel right” or because they are ready for personal growth and insight. 

Center Staff
Please contact any of the following individuals for information or counseling center referrals. All information will be kept confidential. Services are free to all students.


Dr. Kathy Blades-Walczak
Licensed Professional Counselor

Miranda Deaton

James Becknell
Dean of Students