- What is Counseling?
- Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Psychiatric Consultations
- Privacy Practices
- Psychology Internship
- Psychology Doctoral Practicum
- Master's Counseling Practicum
- Clinical GSA Practicum
Individual counseling generally involves focusing on the concerns you have raised. Many students have a specific concern related to depression, anxiety, alcohol or substance abuse, eating concerns or a similar clinical issue. Individual counseling at the University Counseling Center uses a short-term therapy model. You and your counselor develop strategies to address your goals, and then determine the length of time needed to resolve these concerns. Most students complete between two and eight sessions.
Individual counseling is free to enrolled students and last about 50 minutes. These meetings are conducted in private and all records are completely confidential and are entirely separate from your academic records. The goal of counseling is to help you acquire the skills needed to live a more effective life and successfully overcome a difficult challenge.
Upon completing an intake assessment with a counselor, a client may be referred to participate in individual counseling sessions, or, more commonly, to participate in one of our process groups. Those clients participating in a process group will simultaneously meet with their individual counselor once every 3 weeks.
At times, the requests for counseling outnumber our staff resources. If you come during one of these high demand periods and further counseling is appropriate, you might be placed on a waiting list or referred to another agency. Please contact the University Counseling Center directly at 701-777-2127, if you have any questions or feedback about our services.