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Counseling Services
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Office Hours Monday–Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please call (618) 650-2842 to make an appointment or for information about our services.

PLEASE NOTE: All initial assessment questionnaires must be completed by 8:00am on the day of the scheduled initial assessment appointment. If the questionnaire is not completed, Counseling Services' Office Support  will cancel all initial assessments that have incomplete initial assessment questionnaires. If your initial assessment appointment is cancelled, you will receive a secure message through your account indicating that you have not completed the appropriate paperwork. You may call our office, 618-650-2842, to reschedule your initial assessment appointment. Please note that this questionnaire is highly important for the counselor to determine the best course of treatment for each individual.  

What should I expect when I make an appointment with Counseling Services?

Screening/initial assessment Sessions: Any student interested in receiving services must first undergo a screening/initial assessment session. This is a initial session in which the Counselor will determine which treatment mode is in the best interest of the student. Counseling Services provides the following modes of treatment:

  • Individual Counseling: Counseling Services offers brief individual counseling based on individual needs. Students in individual counseling are typically seen biweekly, and students are limited to 10 sessions per presenting issue.
  • Counseling Groups: A group format is often the most beneficial option for many student concerns. This usually involves 4-10 students and 1 or 2 group facilitators. Most groups meet every week at the same time for 1 ½ hours. Groups differ, but generally members of the group discuss the issues that are concerning them and offer each other support and feedback. Therapeutic groups are the only long-term treatment option offered at Counseling Services.
  • Bibliotherapy: At times, therapists may recommend a book or other materials for students to read to help address issues he/she is experiencing.
  • Referral to community providers: If concerns exceed the scope of our short term counseling focus, or if recommended resources are not available within the University, the student will be referred to community providers/resources. The cost of such therapy is not included in student fees. Student Health Insurance, or other comparable health insurance plans, may reimburse part of the cost of private therapy.

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