Make an Appointment
To begin counseling, contact the Counseling Center via phone or by visiting the office in-person. The Counseling Center strives to assist students in a timely fashion so appointments are highly suggested. Crisis support is available 24/7 either by walking in during office hours or calling the on-call counselor after hours.
Note: Office appointments should be requested/made during office hours. The on-call counselor service is for mental health emergencies only; calling the on-call counselor is not a proper channel for requesting an appointment.
Scheduling Your First Appointment
Students who are interested in setting up an appointment must personally call or come to the Counseling Center during regular office hours. This promotes the student's autonomy and investment in their counseling experience. Scheduling by a third-party is strongly discouraged; however, you show support by accompanying someone to the Counseling Center if they wish.
Students who are new to the Counseling Center, or who have not attended counseling within the last year, will have an Initial Screening appointment. The Initial Screening appointment is a 30-minute appointment with the screening counselor. This appointment will allow for brief information-gathering in order to determine the best recommended care for the individual student. The counselor who conducts this appointment may not necessarily become the student’s primary counselor. Many students will be referred to one of our counseling groups.
Initial Screening Appointment Times
Appointments are highly suggested; however you may walk-in during these times to see if an Initial Screening appointment slot is available.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10-10:30 a.m.; 10:30-11 a.m.; 3-3:30 p.m.; 3:30-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 11-11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; 3-3:30 p.m.; 3:30-4 p.m.
Note: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment start time to complete electronic paperwork.
Ongoing Counseling Appointments
Ongoing individual counseling are approximately 45-50 minutes in length, and typically begin on the hour. The frequency of your appointments will be recommended by your primary counselor. You and your counselor will regularly discuss your counseling progress and your readiness to complete your counseling experience.
Please arrive at least five minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Doing so will allow us to ensure you are seen on time. If this is your first session, please arrive approximately 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
In order to be respectful of your counselor's time, please call the Counseling Center if you're going to be more than five minutes late. Your session will still end at the scheduled time.
If you're unable to attend your appointment, please call to cancel or reschedule your appointment 24 hours in advance, or as early as possible. Appointments are in high demand; calling early will give someone else the chance to be seen in a timely manner.
"No Show" for a Recurring Appointment
An individual who hasn't canceled/rescheduled their appointment and didn't attend their appointment is considered a "no show." If an individual is more than 15 minutes late without calling, the individual will be marked as a "no show." If you're marked as a "no show" for two consecutive recurring sessions, your recurring appointments will be cancelled and you'll have to call to schedule a new appointment time.