Individual Counseling

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  1. What is individual counseling and can it help me?
  2. Am I eligible for services?
  3. Can I trust that counseling will be confidential?
  4. Who would be my counselor?
  5. How long do I need to wait until I can see a counselor?
  6. How much does it cost?
  7. Would I be able to get a psychiatric consultation if I need one?
  8. What can I expect counseling to be like?


What is individual counseling and can it help me?
In individual counseling, you have the full attention of one of our counselors in an one-on-one atmosphere of understanding, warmth, and insight. Our counselors can help you in a variety of ways because they are excellent sounding-boards, compassionate listeners, and skillful experts in problems of living.

Am I eligible for counseling services?
Degree-seeking students currently enrolled at the University of Notre Dame are eligible for counseling services.

Can I trust that counseling will be confidential?
Please refer to the section on confidentiality for information.

Who would be my counselor?
At your first appointment, you will see a counselor for an intake interview. If individual counseling is recommended, you will be assigned to one of our staff counselors after your intake. Some of our counselors are interns or doctoral students in counseling or clinical psychology and work under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

How long do I need to wait until I can see a counselor?
The UCC is fully committed to schedule you with a counselor as soon as possible. However, sometimes students’ schedules have limited times available, and this can lead to short waiting periods after the initial intake interview. However, in most cases, the appointment is scheduled for the week following the intake appointment.

How much does it cost?
There is no cost for services at the UCC.

Would I be able to get a psychiatric consultation if I need one?
Students who are in counseling at the UCC are eligible to consult with our consulting psychiatrists. Students who are requesting a psychiatric referral only will be provided with a referral to University Health Services or an off-campus provider.

What can I expect counseling to be like?
Our counselors have different personal styles. However, we all share a compassion for your personal story and feel that the counseling relationship can make a difference in the life of a client. Come in and see. If you are committed to change, you may be surprised by how much you can grow.