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After students meet for an intake evaluation, their intake counselor will
determine the most appropriate type of treatment to suit their needs. It is our goal to tailor the most appropriate treatment to the specific needs of each individual student who comes to the Counseling Center. Please note that the Counseling Center has a limited scope of practice, and certain mental health challenges may be better served at outside treatment resources (see Scope of Practice).

With the information that students provide at the intake evaluation, the intake counselor will determine the most appropriate treatment type for the student. These treatment types include group counseling/skill building groups, 1-2 time individual counseling sessions, short-term individual therapy (3-8 sessions ), or couples therapy (if both partners are PSU students).  We also provide emergency services for students in crisis.

After meeting for an intake evaluation, our intake counselors may identify group counseling/skill building groups as the most appropriate treatment resource.

The Counseling Center offers a variety of therapeutic groups and workshops. Therapeutic groups can be a great opportunity to share and be with other people who face similar challenges, with the goal of mutual learning, growth, and healing. Please note, research has demonstrated that group counseling is as effective and sometimes more effective for certain mental health challenges, as compared to individual counseling (American Group Psychotherapy Association).

The Counseling Center currently offers 3 open psychoeducational groups available to all PSU students.  Students do not need to be clients of the Counseling Center to attend these groups.  These groups include the following; please click on the links for posters of the group:

The 3-session skill building groups we have offered include:

  • Anxiety Toolbox Group
  • Getting Unstuck (Depression) Group
  • RIO (Recognition/Insight/Openness) Group
  • Seeking Serenity

To access Group Workbooks for these groups, please click the link below

Other groups we offer include:

  • Relationship Group

For more information or to make an appointment:

Call us at (603) 535-2461