Individual counseling is an opportunity to improve your mental health in a confidential, caring space. UHS counselors use solution-focused methods while also attending to the developmental, identity-related, and mental health concerns of students. Individual counseling sessions typically last 45-50 minutes, and mental health providers work with students to address emotional, psychological, interpersonal, academic, or other issues that cause distress. Most students attend between one and four sessions to address their concerns.
We primarily provide brief individual treatment for mental health concerns. If your concerns would best be addressed through specialized, longer-term, or open-ended services, a counseling group or referral to an appropriate community resource may be recommended. Care Managers on our staff will assist you in getting connected to these resources.
If you think that your provider is not a good match for you, we encourage you to discuss your concerns directly with your provider. Our providers understand that not all client/patient/provider assignments are a good fit and will help facilitate a referral to another provider, as appropriate. If you have further concerns, you are welcome to contact the Director of Clinical Services.