- What is individual counseling and can it help me?
- Am I eligible for services?
- Can I trust that counseling will be confidential?
- Who would be my counselor?
- Can I switch counselors?
- How long do I need to wait until I can see a counselor?
- How much does it cost?
- Would I be able to get a psychiatric consultation if I need one?
- 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.
Can I trust that counseling will be confidential?
Please refer to the section on confidentiality for information.
If you and your drop-in counselor determine that individual counseling is a next step after your drop-in appointment, you will be assigned to one of our staff counselor. Some of our counselors are interns or doctoral students in counseling or clinical psychology and work under the supervision of licensed psychologists
The UCC is 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 drop-in appointment. However, in most cases, your first appointment will be scheduled for the week following your drop-in appointment. Our front-office staff will contact you by email with your next scheduled appointment.
Can I switch counselors?
If you find that for some reason you don’t feel comfortable with your assigned counselor, please call the UCC or come back for another drop-in appointment and request a reassignment.
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.