Molly King, M.A., L.P.C.C.
Staff Counselor, Community Resource Specialist.
Education: M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas.
About Me: I am a Minnesotan, have two schnauzers, and enjoy hiking, swimming, gardening, yoga, cooking, reading, and live comedy. I speak Spanish fluently and fumble with Portuguese when given the opportunity.
I see counseling as a place where students can be supported while they sort through painful experiences - a change in a relationship, a troubling incident, low self-confidence, grief and loss, adapting to a new place, or simply not feeling like themselves. This is an inherently collaborative process I approach from a wellness and strengths-based perspective, taking time to learn each student’s unique identities and background. In doing so, I strive to offer each student a place of compassion and respite in what can be a chaotic world. My work often focuses on understanding emotions, helping students increase their self-compassion, confidence, and knowledge, identifying and reinforcing their unique values and finding sources of comfort and belonging.
In addition to counseling, part of my role at SCS is helping students connect to resources in the community, on- or off-campus. In this role, I provide information about local resources (e.g., food support, financial assistance programs), how to understand and access insurance benefits, and how to connect with a variety of off-campus health care providers, including therapists for longer-term care.
Professional Interests: My special interests include emotional wellness; mindfulness; multicultural issues; self-acceptance & compassion; anxiety & stress management; spirituality; healthy relationships; and career development.