Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule an appointment?
For individual and group counseling, contact us by phone at 684-7522 or stop by our office in room D-216. At the time of your appointment, you will be asked to fill out contact information (name, residence, telephone number) and a brief questionnaire describing what brought you to counseling. Please come 10-15 minutes before your first session time to complete this information.
What are your hours?
Counseling Services are available from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday and 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Tuesday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters. During the summer and some breaks, Counseling Services are available 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (closed on Friday). If you are need of services after hours, call Campus Public Safety at 684-6666 and they will contact an on-call counselor.
Do I have to have a serious psychological problem to come to the Counseling Services?
No. Students come to our Services to discuss a wide range of issues. Some do have more serious psychological difficulties. Students are encouraged to come in to discuss any type of concern – roommate difficulties, loneliness, lack of self-confidence, procrastination, sexual orientation and gender identity concerns, grief, and cultural/ethnic issues.
Will anyone be told that I have come to the Counseling Services?
No. The Counseling Services has a strict confidentiality policy and will not release information regarding contact with a student without permission from the student except in a serious psychiatric emergency. It is the student’s right to choose whether to discuss their coming to the Counseling Services with parents, friends, academic advisors, or professors.
What can you expect from counseling?
- Your request for counseling will be taken seriously and in a timely manner.
- A non-judgmental, respectful environment.
- A better understanding of yourself.
- Viewpoints and perspectives you may not have considered.
- Improved coping skills.