Syracuse UniversityCounseling Center

Individual Therapy

Individual counseling can provide you with an opportunity to talk confidentially with an objective, caring professional about your concerns and gain insights for a better understanding of one’s difficulties. These insights are then used to create a plan of action to carry out in one’s daily living.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

All currently enrolled, full-time Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for services.

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Schedule an initial 15-minute telephone appointment with a therapist. CLICK HERE to schedule

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE INDIVIDUAL INTAKE APPOINTMENT?

You will be asked to arrive 30-mintues early to complete paperwork pertaining to your background and presenting concerns.  You will then have the opportunity to meet with you therapist for a 45-50-minute initial consultation. During this appointment you will provide information about your presenting concerns, relevant history, and develop possible goals for counseling.  At the end of your appointment, your therapist will provide you with recommendations related to your concerns and options for therapy that best meet your needs.  You will have the opportunity to discuss those recommendations and make a plan for how to move forward. For issues that might be better served by on-going longer term therapy, a referral to a community provider will be explored.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON ISSUES ADDRESSED IN THERAPY?

  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Transitions in Life
  • Diversity issues
  • Relationship Problems
  • Identity Exploration
  • LGBTQ
  • Substance Use
  • Eating Concerns
  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Academic Adjustment
  • Trauma