Short-term Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

  • A student may request a counselor based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or professional training. This may mean a longer wait until the requested counselor becomes available.
  • Individal counseling sessions are free of charge.

At the end of the Triage appointment, a student may be referred for individual short-term counseling. During individual counseling, the student meets one-on-one with a counselor to establish goals for their work together. Session length, duration, and frequency vary and are determined by treatment goals.

The Counseling Center adheres to a short-term therapy model with the focus on helping students resolve or manage specific concerns. Since challenges vary from student to student, the length of short-term therapy also varies; it is based on goals set by the counselor and student, as well as an ongoing clinical assessment of the effectiveness of treatment.

If students' goals do not fit within a short-term model, or, if their treatment goals are not sufficiently managed in a short-term model, they can work with a counselor to get a community referral for treatment.

For additional information or to schedule a triage appointment, please call the Counseling Center at 603-646-9442.