Your first appointment will begin with an intake appointment with a staff clinician. This is a specific time reserved for you. You will be asked several questions and have the opportunity to discuss your personal situation and ask questions of the clinician. The clinician will help assess the nature and urgency of your problem so that we can help you make the most appropriate next step to assist you. This appointment may take up to one hour. Depending on the nature of your concerns, this appointment may provide the relief or guidance you seek.
At the end of the session, appropriate options will be reviewed with you. These could include an appointment for individual therapy, a referral to case management, and/or a referral to other resources on campus or in the community that can help address your concerns. Crisis and urgent appointments are available when needed. The Health and Wellness Center is a short-term counseling agency. If you need or are interested in a longer-term therapy relationship, we can advise you about setting up services in the community.