The Counseling Center offers currently enrolled students several different kinds of help, starting with a private and confidential initial meeting with a counselor.
Please keep your appointments.
Please notify the Counseling Center at least 12 hours in advance if you cannot make your appointment.
Due to the high demand on our services, students who miss appointments will be charged $20. When students do not show or do not give sufficient notice for a cancellation, this impacts our ability to help other students. You must give at least 12 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule, or your Bursars account will be billed.
Questions about this policy may be directed to your therapist or the Counseling Center Director.
Counseling often deals with very personal and sensitive issues. Successful outcome depends on having a safe place to express your feelings, attitudes and thoughts with a counselor who respects you and your privacy.
Counseling sessions are confidential, and any limits to confidentiality are carefully explained. Information may only be released with your written permission or as may be required by law.
The importance of confidentiality is reflected in the Counseling Center’s adherence to the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association.
Expectations for the first visit:
- A counselor will help you address your immediate problem(s).
- A counselor will collaborate with you to determine what further sources of help will be most useful.
- A counselor will assist you in the referral process (if necessary) to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.