Enables you to:
- Enrich your self-esteem
- Manage conflict effectively
- Enhance your relationships
- Increase feelings of confidence
- Explore your academic potential
- Understand substance use patterns
- Improve your adjustment to college life
- Reflect upon questions of identity
- Develop effective and healthy coping skills
In general, students utilize individual counseling for support around a variety of needs including but not limited to anxiety, depression, adjustment, identity exploration, time/stress management, and relationship concerns. In the event you are experiencing an emergency, please contact Campus Police at 508-565-5555 if on-campus or 911 if off-campus.
If you feel you are in crisis or in need of urgent support and would like to speak with a clinician, please call 508-565-1331 and select Option 2 to be connected to the 24/7 Urgent Support Line.
Appointment scheduling is done by phone. Please call 508-565-1331 and select Option 1 for routine appointment scheduling.
Individual counseling is available on a short-term, goal-oriented basis, and after the intake period, is typically bi-weekly. Students are offered the next available routine appointment and are randomly assigned a clinician. If a student has a preference for a particular clinician, a longer wait for the next available slot could be possible. Confidentiality is assured in line with professional ethical standards. There are no additional costs for this service on-campus.
Under some circumstances, the student's needs may extend beyond support available through Counseling Services and a referral to other on or off-campus resources would be made, at which point the student's health insurance may be utilized. Counseling Services maintains a list of area referral agencies for students who wish to pursue counseling and support needs off-campus.
Our consulting psychiatric nurse practitioner is available during the academic year for medication consultation. Students interested in medication consultation with the psychiatric nurse practitioner must also meet regularly with a clinician within Counseling Services, and should have a full intake with a counselor prior to scheduling a meeting with the psychiatric nurse practitioner. For any students interested in ongoing support at Counseling Services who have had prior treatment, a release of information will be sought to communicate with previous providers to promote continuity of care. For students who plan to meet with the psychiatric nurse practitioner, a release of information will be sought for consultation with the student's primary care doctor also.
For Further Information
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 Handout that we present to students upon intake.
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