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In individual counseling, you have the full attention of one of our counselors in a one-on-one atmosphere of understanding, warmth, and insight. Our counselors can help you in a variety of ways because they are excellent sounding-boards, compassionate listeners, and skillful experts in problems of living. They offer an array of therapeutic interventions such as self-expression activities and traditional therapies.  Limited to 8 sessions per semester; $15 Wellness Fee per visit.

In order to benefit fully from counseling, the following recommendations are offered:

  • Attend scheduled sessions.
  • Be specific about the concerns that led to your decision to seek counseling.
  • Establish with your counselor desired goals and outcomes to be achieved in counseling.
  • Discuss your progress with your counselor as you go along, and modify your goals if necessary.
  • Participate actively, and be as open and honest as possible.
  • Be prepared for your sessions.
  • Tell your counselor if you don't think you're being helped.

Successful counseling is a joint process requiring your motivation and active involvement. The more actively involved you are; the more effective counseling will be for you.

Understanding a situation before it reaches the crisis stage can make a big difference. We encourage you to come in, even if you are not sure that counseling is what you need. With a counselor's help, you can discuss alternatives and decide the best way to proceed. For many students, dealing effectively with emotional and social issues improves their success with academic work. The Counseling Center is a place for help with any psychological or emotional problem or need.

Before Your First Appointment

Your First Appointment (Intake Interview)

  • Come to the Executive Plaza complex Building 200, Suite 208. Proceed to the reception window in the lobby to check-in.
  • You will then be asked to complete the required paperwork, which will let you know what to expect, and will allow you to provide information about yourself for your initial intake interview. Please present your Student ID at this time.
  • After the paperwork has been completed and reviewed by the intake coordinator, you will meet with the coordinator who will listen to your concerns and consider how the Counseling Center may be of most help to you (e.g., individual counseling, group therapy, referral to another on or off-campus office, consultation, etc.)
  • The treatment team will meet weekly with the intake coordinator to determine service options that would be most effective for you, either on or off-campus.
  • The intake coordinator will contact you as soon as these service options are identified.