The Office of Counseling Services delivers a broad range of mental health services to the University community which include the following:
- Individual counseling
- Group therapy
- Psycho-educational workshops
- Referral to community resources
- Substance Use Education / Evaluation
- Referral to our staff psychiatrist for an evaluation for medication
- 24-hour crisis response
- Faculty/Staff consultation
Counseling Services Staff is committed to helping you get the most out of your college experience by offering individual counseling in which you can explore, in a confidential setting, concerns including
- Traumatic experiences
- Sexuality issues
- Substance abuse issues
- Grief and loss
- Eating disorders
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress and time management
- Difficulties with adjustment to college life
We also offer confidential screenings which will help us determine the presence of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Following a screening with one of our counselors, a follow-up appointment will be recommended and a treatment plan that best meets your needs will be discussed.
You may also wish to complete an anonymous Self-Evaluation via ULifeline to see if counseling services may be right for you. Click the ULifeline link above to learn more.
As a client of the Office of Counseling Services, you have a right to confidentiality. Click here to learn more.
A referral to another agency or person may be recommended and facilitated by Counseling Services to ensure your needs are met. We also may make a referral to our staff psychiatrist for an evaluation for medication to help address your symptoms. Clients are responsible for fees when referred to off-campus resources.
We currently run a Substance Education Group and a Mindfulness and Stress Management Group.
Substance Education Group
This group consists of three two-hour sessions. The group meets one time per week for three consecutive weeks.The mission of the group is to offer a non-judgmental, educational climate that emphasizes knowledge and honesty regarding substance use. For more information contact Aaron Post, Clinical Counselor and Substance Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (336) 841-9121.
Mindfulness and Stress Management Group
If you are looking for ways to better manage stress and be more “present” in your life, this group may be for you. This group provides skill-building in mindful awareness and meditation. Group sessions run weekly for four weeks. Sessions are one hour and fifteen minutes long. Attendance at all four sessions is required. For more information contact the Office of Counseling Services, at email@example.com or at (336) 888-6352.
Counselors, depending upon education and license, adhere to the ethical guidelines set forth by the National Board for Certified Counselors or the National Association of Social Workers. Links to the Codes of Ethics for each can be found below.