Counseling Services is dedicated to providing excellent mental health services to Middlebury students. We also provide training and consultation to various College constituencies: residential assistants, faculty, staff, administration, parents, alumni and Commons' personnel. We are committed to practicing with the highest degree of professional ethics and supporting the College's mission. We also value our collaborations with agencies and mental health practitioners in Addison County, the state of Vermont, and students' primary care counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists. We tailor our services with an understanding of the developmental opportunities of late adolescence/young adulthood; our diverse, twelve month campus; and the college's dynamic, institutional vision which requires flexibility, creativity and precision in designing and providing mental health services. We define service broadly to include: crisis intervention; short-term counseling; referral; psycho-educational groups and discussions; psychological, substance abuse, learning style and psychiatric assessment; intern supervision, peer counseling training and consultation to the College community.