Counseling Services

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 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 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 I 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.