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Individual Therapy

Consistent with its mission to support and enhance student health and wellness, the Counseling Center has staff available to counsel students who voluntarily seek assistance in dealing with alcohol and/or drug abuse and/or may be required to come to the Counseling Center as a result of drinking or drug related consequences. The Options Program is a unit within the Counseling Center, which primarily addresses alcohol and other drug issues.

In addition, the Counseling Center is a resource for other drug and alcohol related concerns.  For example, students who have concerns about a family member’s or friend’s use of drugs or alcohol can come to the Center to discuss their concerns with someone familiar with these problems.  Also, students who are in recovery or are trying to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol can take advantage of services to get additional support to maintain that lifestyle.

 

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

 Scheduling information.

  • If you were referred to the Options Program by another university department, such as the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR), please indicate this when scheduling. A 30 minute Options Initial Consultation Appointment will be scheduled for you.

  • If you are looking to explore your substance use and would like to make an appointment in the absence of a referral, you will be a scheduled for a 30 minute Initial Consultation with a staff therapist to discuss your concerns and our services.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE INITIAL CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT?

A therapist will conduct a full assessment including alcohol and drug use, anxiety, depression, and other mental health related issues. Based on the results of this assessment, your therapist will discuss recommendations with you. These may include individual appointments, participating in a group or a referral to an outside provider for a more thorough substance abuse assessment.  As with all Counseling Center Services, involvement with our program is confidential.

 

IN ADDITION TO MY SUBSTANCE USE, WHAT ELSE MIGHT BE ADDRESSED IN THERAPY?

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

DOES THE COUNSELING CENTER PROVIDE EVALUATION FOR COURT ORDERED TREATMENT?

The Counseling Center does not provide evaluation or treatment services for court-ordered treatment.  We will, however, help you find appropriate treatment resources in your area.