The counseling staff, licensed counselors and social workers, are experienced in responding to a variety of personal and social issues as well as crisis intervention. Referrals are made to appropriate psychiatric services or other specialists as needed.
Effective counseling is an active process that requires open and honest communication between client and counselor. Together, the client and counselor assess the client's concerns and make decisions for the most appropriate direction for support and/or change.
Brochures, educational information, and video tapes that address the problems students may experience are also available at Counseling and Disability Services. Examples of various topics include: Stress, Eating Disorders, AIDS, Procrastination, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Acquaintance Rape, and Sexuality. The materials are available for personal use or for class presentations.
Each semester a variety of Personal Development Workshops are offered to provide education and group support for student concerns. Intensive therapy groups are also offered, as needed, each semester. Therapy groups may require a pre-group interview.
Individual counseling is provided at no cost to students enrolled in the current semester. A $25 fee will be charged if a students does not show for an appointment or does not cancel an hour before the counseling appointment. A small fee may also be charged for testing services or group services.
To make an appointment at University Counseling Services, students can call or stop by the UCS to schedule an intake appointment. During that first appointment, the counselor and the client will discuss and clarify the client's counseling needs.
Personal and Social Issues
Issues addressed at the UCS may include some of the following concerns:
- Stress, Depression, Anxiety
- Decision Making
- Life Changes/Transitions