Counseling Services Available
Counseling & Psychological Services(CAPS) offers brief, time-limited therapy to enrolled students. Counseling & Psychological Services(CAPS) available are Consultations, Individual, Couples, Family, Roommate Fusion/Teambuilding, Groups, and Crisis Intervention. Our therapeutic model is Holistic, Nurturing, Nonjudgmental, and Eclectic. Sessions range from 15 minutes to 1 hour sessions weekly, bi weekly, and or monthly. Traditional Therapeutic Interventions are available such as EMDR, CBT, TF-CBT, Existential, and Person Centered. Counseling Services also now offers non-traditional, however evidenced based experiential therapies and interventions such as Hypnosis, Reiki, Sandtray, Expressive Arts Therapy Skills, Sound Healing, and Mindful Psychotherapy.
15–30-minute consultation to deescalate a situation, or just so that the student can be seen, heard, hold space for, and or vent. This can take place via in person or telemental health. This session requires no further therapeutic services or commitment unless the student chooses, or the counselor recommends it.
First Contact/Therapeutic Goal Exploration
When students arrive for a first contact in person or via zoom tele mental health, they fill out basic information forms prior to their first contact which has to be sent to them via email by front office staff or by counselor/therapist scheduling the student. This session will be used to gather information using motivational interviewing and the biopsychosocial spiritual model.
First Therapy Appointment/Therapeutic Treatment Goal Commitment
This appointment is used for the counselor and the student the build and gain therapeutic rapport. Counselors explain the treatment plan of care and outlined interventions used for coping and healing in a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment.
In some situations, a student’s needs are best met via OFF CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT, such as those in which students
- Would benefit from long-term therapy
- Are seeking regular, weekly individual counseling appointments
- Require the care of a specialist
- Need evaluation (such as testing for ADHD)
If at any point you feel you are experiencing a mental health emergency (for example suicidal urges or psychotic thinking), you can call us 843-349-2305 or come to Counseling & Psychological Services(CAPS) Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. If it is after hours, please contact Public Safety at 843-349-2911 and request to speak to the counselor on call.