The counseling staff, licensed counselors and social workers, are experienced in responding to a variety of personal and social issues as well as crisis intervention. Referrals are made to appropriate psychiatric services or other specialists as needed.
Effective counseling is an active process that requires open and honest communication between client and counselor. Together, the client and counselor assess the client's concerns and make decisions for the most appropriate direction for support and/or change.
Brochures, educational information, and video tapes that address the problems students may experience are also available at Counseling and Disability Services. Examples of various topics include: Stress, Eating Disorders, AIDS, Procrastination, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Acquaintance Rape, and Sexuality. The materials are available for personal use or for class presentations.
Individual counseling is provided at no cost to students enrolled in the current semester. A $25 fee will be charged if a student does not show for an appointment or does not cancel an hour before the counseling appointment. A small fee may also be charged for testing services or group services.
To make an appointment at Counseling and Disability Services, students can call or stop by the CDS to schedule an intake appointment. During that first appointment, the counselor and the client will discuss and clarify the client's counseling needs.
Issues addressed at the CDS may include some of the following concerns:
Call the University Police Department at 651-2911 for emergency situations after hours, on weekends, or during session breaks. The University Police Department will contact the University's Crisis Response Team.