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Types of counseling offered
The type of counseling you receive will be determined by you and your counselor. Sometimes a combination of individual and group counseling is the most effective treatment option. The actual individual counseling appointment typically lasts 45 to 50 minutes. Our services are short-term in nature. Practically, this means that you and your assigned counselor will focus on resolving the immediate problems that brought you to our counseling service.
Individual counseling is a professional relationship that will empower you to accomplish your mental health, wellness, educational and career goals.
Group counseling is regularly offered and for many issues is the preferred approach. Group counseling is interactive, supportive, and gives you a chance to be with students who share your concerns. All groups are confidential. Some are more structured and time limited (e.g., test anxiety group) and others (e.g., family issues group) are unstructured and ongoing.
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)
Eligibility and cost
All counseling services are free of charge for enrolled students and eligible faculty and staff.
All students currently enrolled at Missouri S&T are eligible for our services.
Eligible Faculty and Staff
All benefit eligible faculty and staff are eligible for up to five free sessions per year. (more info)