Individual counseling provides students/partners the opportunity to talk to a counselor on a one-to-one basis. Individual sessions are typically scheduled for one hour, one time per week, or can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual.
Students and their partners who are experiencing relationship problems may choose to pursue couples counseling. Working with a counselor can give the couple an opportunity to learn how to communicate more effectively, solve conflicts, and develop a more loving and satisfying relationship.
Group therapy is offered at times when there are several people expressing similar concerns. Groups are formed when the need arises. Group therapy helps people to learn and change through interaction and provides a support system for members. Groups typically meet for an hour and a half every week or every other week.
Consultation is provided to students, spouses, or significant partners who have concerns about another person. This is a time to discuss a concern and to explore options. It may be a place to determine if there is any cause for further action.
Counseling Services provides referral service to area mental health agencies and health professionals, such as psychologists and psychiatrists.
Counseling Services sponsors a broad variety of outreach programs aimed at addressing student mental health. These programs range from providing informational talks and stress reducing activities during the academic year. Informational talks may cover stress management, time management, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, relationships, depression, meditation, sexual abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, life transitions, communication, gender issues, and diversity issues. Counseling Services is always open to new ideas with regard to student outreach.