After students meet for an intake evaluation, their intake counselor will determine the most appropriate level of care 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 level for the student. These treatment levels 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, the intake counselor may identify individual counseling as an appropriate treatment resource.
Meeting one-on-one with a counselor gives students a professional and confidential relationship in which to discuss problems and feelings that are important to them. Some areas of concern that we often address with students include:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Adjustment to College Life
- Grief and Loss
- Eating Disorders
- Study Problems
- Family Issues
- Substance Use
In addition, we address concerns regarding relationships with parents, friends, teachers, partners, and roommates. We also work with students to help them better manage the many stressors that college students face.
We also coordinate with other medical and psychiatric providers, when appropriate, regarding students’ psychopharmacological needs.
For more information or to make an appointment:
Call us at (603) 535-2461