The kinds of problems students present when they come to Counseling Services
Most students are seen due to difficulties with stress, anxiety, and depression. Relationship problems are also common. For more specific information, please see our annual report.
The following is a list of some of the common problems that caused students to come see us:
- Situational problems
- Relationship issues
- Developmental issues
- Academic skills
- Educational/vocational choice
- Physical problems
- Suicidal feelings
- Personality problems
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Legal Problems
- Sexual Assault/Rape
We are happy to announce that effective January 1, 2020, services for counseling are available at no cost to enrolled students! We limit our individual counseling to a short-term model of care. Not only does this apply to individual counseling, but no cost also applies to groups, workshops, biofeedback and couple counseling.
Please call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel your appointment so that your appointment time may be given to another student. Without notification of 24 hours, a no show or late cancellation fee of $25.00 will apply. This fee applies to all scheduled appointments.
Fees for assessments still apply.
Waiting Period to see a Counselor
Our philosophy is to get students in contact with a counselor in a timely manner. Often an appointment can be scheduled within a few days while crisis or urgent situations can be addressed within a day.
We welcome your contact
You can contact us by phone or in person at our office and we discourage using e-mail for sharing personal, confidential information. Please see our e-mail policy for more information.
During your initial contact at Counseling Services, the counselor will clarify and assess your presenting concerns and determine the options available for addressing your needs. You and your counselor will discuss options to help you reach your goals, If we are unable to meet your needs we will provide you with referrals within the community. The mission of the Counseling Service is to provide short-term assistance, so when time-limited service is not sufficient to meet your needs the counselor will then determine if any extended care can be managed within the time and service availability of this agency.
By the end of the initial assessment, you may expect to gain at least three things: (1) some idea of the goals you and your counselor believe to be reasonable to work toward; (2) a general plan for getting to that goal; and (3) some idea of the length of time you may need to work toward your goal.
Our staff represent a variety of professionals and professionals-in-training including psychologists, master's-level counselors, psychology interns, and graduate students in practicum.
Video Taping Counseling Sessions
Audio or video recording of counseling sessions is done to improve the effectiveness of all of our trainees through supervision and training activities. The content of these sessions will only be used in professional supervision and all of these recordings will be erased after being reviewed. If you prefer to not have the content of your sessions recorded, you will need to discuss this with the counselor and you may then be seen by an alternative member of our staff.