Counseling Services
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Intake

Your first counseling appointment will be a 30 to 40 minute intake session. You and the intake counselor will work together to clarify your issues and to consider which services are most appropriate for you. During the first meeting, the intake counselor will typically gather information about your intellectual and emotional style, your family history, and your personal relationship history. This information will assist in determining which counseling strategies might be most helpful for you. With this information in mind, you and the intake counselor can work together to formulate your initial goals for counseling. Because of limited staff resources, and the emphasis placed on professional collaboration within our agency, your intake counselor may not necessarily be the person with whom you subsequently engage in personal counseling. In some instances, factors such as professional expertise, individual student requests, and high student utilization rates may combine to limit who is available to work with you individually in short-term counseling.
Because some presenting issues require further attention and time than is realistically available within the short-term counseling model, the intake counselor may determine that a referral to a more appropriate treatment setting or care provider in the community is indicated. Should this be the case for you, the intake counselor will work closely with you to identify the most appropriate referrals given your circumstances, personal resources, and individual needs