Services provided by Counseling Services, includes but is not limited to:
- Drop In Hours Monday-Friday
- Therapy, Psycho-educational, & Support Groups
- Care Coordination & Community Referrals
- Short Term (Brief/Limited) Individual Counseling
What types of counseling is available?
Brief short term individual counseling, variety of groups and workshops, care coordination, assessment, evaluation, and referrals are all available through Student Wellness Services.
Counseling Staff uses a variety of tools and techniques when working with students. Some of the modalities include but is not limited to: problem solving techniques, healthy decision making, cognitive and behavioral strategies for coping and managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, skill development, self-care, and resource navigation.
What types of issues do you work on in counseling?
Issues that are commonly seen in the Counseling Center include, but are not limited to:
- Adjustment Challenges
- Alcohol & Drug Use
- Anxiety / Panic / Phobias
- Communication Skills
- Eating Disorders/Body Image
- Emotional Regulation
- Ethnic / Cultural Issues
- Family Issues/Challenges
- Grief / Loss
- Identity Development Challenges
- Life Adjustment Issues
- Stress Management
- Sexuality Issues
- Roommate Conflicts
Whose eligible to receive counseling services?
Students who have paid the quarterly Student Wellness Services fees can access confidential personal counseling, groups, information, and referrals. Please refer to the disclosure statement for cancellation, late fees, and no show fee policies.
I've never been to Student Wellness Services, how do I access services?
Students wanting services within Student Wellness Services, can show up to our front office (Seminar 1, Room 2110) during our open hours. If it is your first time coming to Student Wellness Services or your first time in some time, you will be asked to fill out and/or update forms. Students generally start with Drop In Services, which occurs every day where students will be seen briefly to establish a plan for the most appropriate care and/or arrange a short term plan in the event of a crisis. Students who have concerns outside of our scope may be referred in the community, however we will work collaboratively with each student to establish care that is appropriate for your development and healing. Our focus in the Counseling Center is within a brief intervention framework to maximize your time with your counseling and to enhance your therapy experience. In addition, we have a variety of Care Coordination services which can aid students in navigating community resources, skill development, and resources.
When is triage or drop in?
Drop In Hours for Counseling Services are M: 9-1/2-6:30 T: 9-1/2-5 W: 11-1/ 2-6:30 Th: 10-1/2-5 F: 9-1
"Drop In" hours tend to get busy, as the need for treatment and care is high. We ask that students be patient, and we will see you as soon as possible. We do not recommend coming to Counseling Drop In if you only have 10-15 minutes, as you may not be seen.
How can I make an appointment?
Appointments are made after making a plan within drop in. If a student is referred to see a counselor, the counselor will set up a treatment plan that works best and make arrangements for appointments.
Do you have any groups?
A variety of therapy, psycho-educational, and support groups are offered each quarter. Some groups are open and on-going, which means students may join at any time. Other groups may be short term or closed groups. The groups change each quarter based on student needs. You may sign up for groups via Drop In hours. You may also visit our Events & Groups page.
What do I do in case of a mental health or behavioral health emergency?
We offer drop in hours Monday through Friday, during regular business hours. Students who come to our drop in hours can expect to be seen briefly to arrange a short-term plan in the event of a crisis.
In a true emergency, call Police Services who will call Medic One.
You may find additional resources and phone numbers on our Resources page.
What if I'm concerned about somebody else?
There may be times when you are worried about the behavior of someone else. Counselors provide consultation, resources, and/or support for those concerned about a student.