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Health and Counseling Center

The Carthage Health and Counseling Center assists students in addressing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. All services are free and confidential, and are provided by experienced professionals trained to attend to the concerns of young adults in college.

Information on Coronavirus and COVID-19

In addition to individual health and counseling services for students, the
Heath and Counseling Center offers educational assistance for campus organizations and classes, and consultation with faculty, staff, students, and concerned others.

Location and Hours

The Health and Counseling Center is located in the TARC (N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center), between the dance studio and fitness center.

Hours

*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Carthage College has moved to remote learning. During this time, the hours and services for the Health and Counseling Center have changed. 
See the current schedule and learn more about offered services

Staff

Erin Schabel 
Office Manager for Health and Counseling Services
eschabel@carthage.edu / 262-551-5710

Jennifer Erich, RN - Froedtert South
Campus Nurse
nurse@carthage.edu / 262-551-5710

Lydia Zopf MS, LPC
Director of Health and Counseling Services
lzopf@carthage.edu / 262-551-5710

Karen Seif MSW, LCSW
Counselor
kseif@carthage.edu / 262-551-5710

Services

Confidentiality

According to state laws regarding confidentiality and privacy, the staff cannot release information about a student without the student’s permission. Thus, the staff will not share a student’s concerns with faculty, staff, other students, or family. Some exceptions to confidentiality exist; please ask the staff to clarify the few conditions.

In counseling, the following exceptions to confidentiality may occur:

  • 1. If a client threatens to harm himself/herself.
  • 2. If the psychologist or counselor believes that a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another.
  • 3. If a judge orders testimony or records are subpoenaed.
  • 4. If the psychologist or counselor believes a child (minor) or vulnerable adult (e.g., elderly or disabled person) is being abused.