Group counseling allows participants to learn skills and process stressors from a counselor and their peers usually around a specific issue. Group needs are evaluated every semester and are an excellent supplement to individual counseling.
You and your therapist work together to develop a treatment plan in order for you to achieve your mental health objectives. Due to the high level of student demand for individual counseling, students are typically seen on an every other week basis. If students need to be seen more frequently, Counseling Services can help provide community referrals.
Couples counseling is offered to student’s in relationships as long as one of the parties is a current enrolled student. If the member(s) of a couple is not the enrolled student and needs individual counseling, their counselor will refer them to the community.
All new clients will be given a psychological symptoms assessment tool to aid in identifying a diagnosis and the level of treatment needed. Counseling Services also offers a full battery of psychological testing free of charge, subject to availability of the provider.
For mental health conditions outside the scope of our services, your counselor will gladly help you find resources in the community that better meet your treatment needs. Additionally, if you are graduating, withdrawing, or are interested in other treatment options, your counselor can assist you in finding the right resource for you.
Case management services are available for students who need assistance connecting to campus or community resources for such reasons as facing food or housing insecurity, academic assistance, or financial difficulties.
In addition to providing standard face to face therapy, Counseling Services is also offering teletherapy via telephone or video-conferencing sessions. This service is primarily for distance learners who have paid the medical services fee and immuno-compromised students. Certain restrictions apply, please contact us at 325-942-2371 for more information.
Counseling Services provides consultation to faculty, staff, students, and parents. Reasons for consultation may vary, but some examples might be, concern about a student or guidance on handling an interpersonal situation.