Individual counseling is appointment-based. Students seek individual counseling for a variety of reasons including but not limited to adjustment, identity exploration, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, and stress/time management. Individual counseling is available on a short-term, goal-oriented basis, and after the intake period, is typically bi-weekly. Students are assigned a clinician based on schedule availability. They can request a specific clinician but this could result in waiting for an appointment if that clinician is full, and we are not always able to honor all requests. Confidentiality is assured and there is no additional cost for services received in the center. Under some circumstances, the student's needs may extend beyond the support available at Counseling Services and a referral to an off-campus resource would be made. For urgent needs, students can access the 24/7 Crisis Line by calling 508-565-1331, Option 2.
Medication consultation is available for ongoing counseling clients of Counseling Services with our consulting psychiatric nurse practitioner. Students will utilize their health insurance to fill prescriptions through the pharmacy of their choosing. For more in-depth understanding of the counseling process, our services, the scope of support available on-campus, and when off-campus referral may be utilized, please see our General Information link. We review our scope of services with students upon intake.