Counseling Services

The UCC provides a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental space where students can feel free to explore a wide variety of concerns and issues. The UCC operates from a stepped care model and offers a wide variety of services to assist students including self-help resources, drop-in hours, workshops, group counseling, brief goal oriented individual counseling, couples counseling, psychiatric evaluations and medication management, substance use assessments, nutrition counseling, and 24/7 crisis intervention services. UCC staff members are also available to consult with concerned faculty, staff parents, and/or students who are looking for guidance about how to handle a mental health concern involving a ND student.


Services Offered at the UCC

The UCC operates from a stepped care model that emphasizes brief, solution focused treatment approaches. What this means is that we offer a variety of treatment options to help students get from point A (the problem that leads them to seek our services) to point B (the resolution of that problem) in the most direct and efficient way possible. It isn’t a one size fits all approach. Not everyone needs or wants individual therapy. For some issues, group counseling or a skill building workshop is the best approach. Our goal is to help students address their concerns in the best way possible. The services that the UCC offers include workshops, on-line self-help resources, ongoing therapy groups, brief goal oriented individual therapy, psychiatric care for medications, nutritional services, and we can help with referrals to other resources on campus. If a student is interested in more open-ended, insight-oriented therapy, their needs may be better served with an off-campus treatment provider. Our counselors are knowledgeable about all of these options and they work with students to come up with a plan for how to best address their concerns. As student needs change, they are welcome to return to the UCC for drop-in sessions as needed.