Something New at the Counseling Center
“Walk in Wednesdays” are not designed for students who are in crisis. The Counseling Center is offering “walk in” mini consultation sessions for students to meet with a counselor on Wednesday afternoons, from 1-4pm. Appointments will be offered every half an hour beginning at 1:00 pm on a first come, first served basis. These are not full counseling sessions, but will be offered as an alternative to the traditional counseling hour.
These mini-consultation times are most appropriate for students who are:
- unsure about counseling and want to explore the options
- for students who want to problem solve a specific concern
- for students who have concerns about a friend
- for students who are seeking needed resources
- for students who are in between scheduled appointments and need a quick consultation
- for students who are waiting for an initial consultation appointment
Students wanting to utilize the “walk in” times will need to come to the Counseling Center beginning at 1:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons. Appointment times will be offered until filled. “Walk in” appointments will not be scheduled in advance. Students are asked to come 15 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork.
Mental health professionals and a few carefully selected graduate student trainees staff the Counseling Center. The center provides free and confidential counseling services on the Mount Pleasant campus for currently enrolled CMU students dealing with various issues and concerns that may negatively impact their academic success, interpersonal relationships, health, or safety. Services include short-term/time-limited individual and group counseling, consultation, and referral for:
Personal Issues - Dealing with personal issues such as an urgent situation or crisis, anxiety, depression, loneliness, transition to college concerns, identity, alcohol and drug abuse, eating concerns, stress management, relationship concerns, family stress, loss, relapse prevention, sexual orientation, strengthening coping skills, and personal growth development.
Academic Success - Improving academic success by reducing stress and focused anxiety (e.g., test, math, speech) and learning time management skills.
Survivor Support - Assisting primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and harassment.
Community Referral - Community referral information is available online at Counseling Resource Sheet Fall 2018.pdf or at the Counseling Center located in Foust Hall 102.
Urgent appointments — Urgent appointments are available daily for safety concerns or concerns requiring immediate attention.