Frequently Asked Questions
1. When might counseling be helpful?
Counseling can often be beneficial to students in a variety of ways. It can be of assistance in overcoming personal or situational obstacles that interfere with academic, personal or social goals.
2. How can I make an appointment?
Students should call or stop by to make an appointment. You cannot schedule an appointment for someone else. Due to demand for counseling, our services are primarily appointment-based. You can call 508-565-1331 or stop by the CTC front desk in the Chapel Building during office hours of 8:30-4:30 to set-up your initial appointment.
3. What will happen when I first arrive at the CTC?
You will be asked to complete a form containing basic information such as your age. You will also be given a form that explains both the services we offer and our policies regarding confidentiality. You and your counselor will discuss the information on this form during your initial meeting.
4. What occurs during an initial session?
Your counselor will explain informed consent and confidentiality. During this initial session, time will be spent exploring your reason for seeking counseling, gathering history and background information, and discussing your current functioning and needs. You and your counselor will develop a plan for future support. You may continue counseling with your intake counselor if scheduling allows, or you may assigned to another counselor for ongoing meetings depending on availability and your preferences.