Services 

Students who seek services at the Counseling Center will initially meet with a counselor for an intake appointment. Depending on the student's needs, services rendered may include:

  • individual counseling
  • educational counseling
  • career counseling and/or career assessment
  • crisis intervention
  • referral for assessment and treatment for alcohol or other drug abuse
  • referral to other campus or community resources for consultation, and advocacy

Also see: What to Expect from Counseling

 

Individual Personal Counseling:

Many students participate in short-term individual counseling, which typically involves attending weekly, 50-minute counseling sessions to address specific concerns. The duration of the short-term counseling varies according to students' needs, but counselors work to provide a brief counseling model in order to offer services to as many students as possible. During the busiest times, students who don't require immediate assistance may be offered a range of options, including:

  • Community referral:
    The Center maintains a community referral list (on campus and online), which includes private and public mental health providers who offer low cost and “sliding scale” services.
  • Wait list Placement:
    Students may request to be placed on a “wait list” and will be notified when services are available. Deferred counseling is only appropriate for students who are functioning well and who are not at risk of significant deterioration in their functioning.

Career Counseling and Educational Planning:

Counseling faculty assist students with

  • Exploring your values and temperament as they relate to work and educational goals.
  • Developing self-understanding using interest, personality, and skills inventories.
  • Researching programs related to your intended major.
  • Investigating the world of work and specific occupational information,     including employment outlook and educational pathways.
  • Setting goals.
  • Making academic and career decisions.
  • Learning skills for career achievement and change.

Community Referrals:

Students requiring specialized, long-term, court mandated, or other treatment that falls beyond the scope of the Center's services will be referred to treatment providers in the community who can meet their needs.

 

Psychological Consultation

Counseling faculty provide consultations to students, faculty, staff, and families concerned about a student. The sorts of concerns addressed in such consultations include how to refer a student to the Center, information regarding campus and community resources, how to help a student in crisis, etc.

 

There are NO FEES charged for counseling appointments. There is a nominal fee for career assessments.