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How to Make an Appointment
Call or visit to make an appointment.
When you make an appointment, we will help you choose a service that best fits your needs or get you to the right place.
- All counseling services are free of charge
- Eligibility: Enrolled students and benefit eligible faculty and staff (more info)
- Appointments cannot be made via email
What to expect
Your first appointment will begin with a brief online questionnaire followed by a 20 minute screening with a counselor or psychologist.
They will help assess the nature and urgency of your concern and determine the next appropriate step, such as scheduling a regular counseling session and/or a referral to other campus or community resources.
By phone or in person, we will ask for some identifying information: Your name, student ID number, phone number and an email address we can use to contact you.
The support staff at the front desk will work with you to schedule a mutually convenient time to meet.
Counseling Services support staff and counselors. All contact with Counseling Services is confidential.
It is crucial that you notify Counseling Services if you are unable to keep an appointment. That time is blocked off for the counselor and they could be seeing other clients.
We can help you with:
- Stress management
- Family concerns
- Clarifying interests
- Conflict resolution
- Social connections
- Career planning
- Selecting a major
- Changing a major
Urgent/crisis walk-in service
Our urgent/crisis services are only available for those students who are in crisis or have an urgent need to be seen by our counselor on duty. (Learn more about mental health crises)
When is someone having a mental health crisis?
When someone does one of the following:
- tells you they plan to end their life
- talks about suicide threats
- cannot guarantee their own safety
- is at risk of suicide and under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- is at risk of suicide and emotionally distraught, very depressed, angry, or anxious
- is at risk of suicide and has access to means for suicide (pills, gun, etc.)
- begins putting affairs in order, like giving away possessions
- talks about the future without them in it, e.g. “I won’t be here by then.”
- has dramatic mood changes, including suddenly seeming to get better for no reason
What to do during a mental health crisis
Contact us or emergency services immediately.
While dealing with a mental health crisis:
- Remain calm but act quickly
- Trust your instincts that the person may be in trouble.
- Listen without judgement.
- DO NOT PROMISE SECRECY - There is no confidentiality in life-threatening situations.
Our staff members are legally and ethically required to maintain confidentiality. If you would like us to disclose specific information to anyone (e.g. a professor or doctor) we will need your written permission to do so.
Exceptions to confidentiality
- If there is a possibility that you might harm yourself or someone else
- If abuse of a child or vulnerable adult is suspected
- Contact with the care coordinator is not confidential (more info)