Counseling Services

About Mental Health Services

Our mission in Mental Health Services is to provide confidential, free counseling services to students in a caring, respectful environment. Our services are available to all full-time, undergraduate students. We are dedicated to helping students enrich their college experience by talking with them about their feelings, choices, and concerns they might face. We help facilitate self-growth, self-esteem and foster the student’s ability to cope with life’s challenges by exploring with them their own natural resiliency. While counseling cannot provide all the answers, we strive to help student’s find their own answers from within.

Our services include direct individual short-term, solution forcused personal counseling and/or referral to outside community resources. Please note: we do not have a psychiatrist on campus and therefore cannot offer medication evaluations or prescriptions for psychiatric medications.

Why Come to Counseling?

Students seek out counseling for many issues. Counseling provides a safe, confidential, non-threatening environment that may help you with the process of change. A counselor does not offer advice, but rather has an objective point of view and will help you explore the options that are available to you so you can make decisive action for yourself. Counseling is a process of self-exploration and growth.

Issues that are often explored include:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight/food issues
  • Body Image
  • Loneliness
  • Roommate issues/conflicts
  • Grief issues over the loss of a loved one
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Experiencing a traumatic event

This is only a partial list of the issues we could explore. It should be noted, however, that issues that involve primarily substance abuse/dependence, court involvement or court ordered services are referred to community resources. We will be happy to inform students of available resources in the area, however.

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

  • Samaritans Statewide Hotline: Call or text 1-877-870-HOPE(4673)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) *press #1 if you are a veteran
  • The Trevor Hotline: 1-866-4U-7386 (488-7386) *specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and young adults

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South Hall