We offer short-term, goal focused counseling to currently enrolled students. The first step is to call or email the office to schedule an initial consultation. During that meeting, you and the counselor will discuss specific goals, frequency of sessions and the likely length of treatment taking into account your presenting concerns.
If you and the counselor decide that ongoing individual personal counseling is the best course to address your concerns, a future appointment will be scheduled.
Our services are short-term in nature. Many students only need 2-3 sessions to talk about something specific, while others need more. Students are typically seen biweekly or triweekly. Positive outcomes in counseling are often dependent upon the work a student does in between sessions. We encourage our students to practice the skills that are learned and discussed in counseling during the time in between sessions. Common presenting concerns include:
- Relationship difficulties
- Major/career decision-making difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Concerns related to sexual orientation and identity
- Excessive concern with eating or body image
- Life-college balance
- Grief and loss
- Relational violence and/or sexual assault
- Hopelessness or suicidal thoughts
Please note students under the age of 18 will need parental/guardian consent in order to receive counseling services.
Counseling and Psychological Services will provide couples counseling if both members of the couple are currently enrolled students attending classes in the current semester. Couples counseling is the most appropriate treatment when the difficulties in one's life are primarily the result of problems in their romantic relationship. It is more helpful for both partners to be working on the relationship rather than either one on their own. Additionally, premarital counseling services are available for couples who are engaged or who are planning to become engaged.
To be considered for couples counseling, each individual student will need to complete an initial consultation during our Let's Hoot hours. Inform the consultation counselor that you are interested in couples counseling. If you are already actively seeing a counselor, let your counselor know that you are interested in couples counseling.