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Counseling Center

Counseling Center

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The Student Counseling Center is committed to providing a professional and confidential setting that meets the psychological, emotional, and developmental needs of students as they pursue their academic goals. We strive to promote culturally responsible services to assist in the student’s growth and understanding of themselves to help maximize emotional wellness.

Counseling Center Staff

Joanne Smiley, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Interim Director of Student Counseling Services
Kayliegh Travierso, Admin. Counseling Specialist
Marla Lucero, LPC
Aaron Tomlinson, LPC
Kimberly Blackwelder, LCSW


The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of The Center for Integrated Health and Human Inquiry, Room 174.

Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments are required, but emergency appointments can be accommodated. You may schedule an appointment by calling the Counseling Center directly at 719.549.2838.


Our regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Spring 2022 Registration is Open

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Registration Requirements

Submit Proof of Vaccination or Exemption

CARES Funding

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CARES Funding is available for eligible students to help pay for cost of attendance needs such as food, housing, childcare, health care, course materials, technology, tuition assistance, and other critical needs.

Counseling Center

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