Individual, Couples and Group Counseling
In individual counseling, you can work with a mental health clinician to explore concerns and to work towards a better understanding and resolution of your difficulties. The first appointment, or intake session, focuses on exploring presenting concerns and gathering related information. Subsequent sessions are usually not as structured as the intake session. The total number of sessions will vary depending on your presenting issues. At times, your clinician may recommend psychological testing as an aid to your work in counseling.
In couples counseling, students can seek counseling with a significant other to explore relationship direction, improve communication, resolve conflict, and help one another understand and manage individual concerns that may impact the relationship. Couples in which both parties are students at CSB/SJU are eligible for couples counseling.
In group counseling, students can explore topics and concerns in a confidential, small group setting with guidance from a mental health clinician. Students can connect with, gain support and insight from, learn new skills, and inspire and support other students with similar concerns and/or experiences. At various times throughout the academic year, groups may be initiated based on general concerns, themes, or issues, such as depression and anxiety.
Workshops are typically one to four sessions in length and are educational in nature. They can focus on a variety of life management issues and are useful in both promotion of healthier lifestyle choices and fostering awareness of mental health issues. Workshops are often offered to the entire campus community, but may also be appropriate for specific groups on campus such as athletic teams, residence hall, or other campus groups and organizations. Common themes for workshops include but are not limited to: