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Just the Facts

How Much?

Counseling Services are free of charge.  The only students who pay any fees at all are those who are judicially referred for education or assessment due to drug and alcohol violations.  Students who seek those same alcohol and drug services voluntarily are not charged.

Is It Safe? 

The staff of Counseling Services is committed to valuing ALL individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, etc.  All students are welcome, respected, and appreciated!

Is It Confidential?

Counselors maintain confidentiality within legal limits.  Individuals outside of the immediate staff are not even allowed to know that a student is participating in counseling unless that student gives written permission.  Confidentiality is only broken to report child abuse (or abuse of other dependent individuals), prevent suicide or homicide, or to respond to a court order.

Where Is It?

Counseling Services is located in the Student Health/Counseling Building across University Blvd. from Baxley Hall.  Outreach/Educational programs can be found all over campus!

How Do I Get It?

Counseling begins with a brief First Contact appointment where information is exchanged between counselor and student.  Decisions are made during that appointment about what services and what counselor will best meet the student's needs.  For those who are unsure about whether counseling is right for them, First Contact is a great opportunity to check it out without committing to on-going treatment.  Call 349-2305 to make a First Contact appointment.

How Much Can I Get?

Counseling Services has no session limits but most students accomplish their goals within 5-6 sessions.  Psychiatric Services are generally limited to 3-4 sessions.