Counseling Services

Counseling Services Staff:
Picture of Counseling Services Staff 2014-2015

Back row: Lindsey, Jamie, Jovanna Front row: Crystal, Michelle

Counseling Services Mission Statement

"The mission of Counseling Services is to assist students in realizing their maximum potential and to assist them toward optimal functioning. The services offered work to enhance mental health and support intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth. This is accomplished by providing a variety of counseling services as well as resources and referrals to students."

Counseling Services

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College is stressful.  Counseling Services can help.

As a college counseling center, our services are focused on short-term counseling options in order to help students perform their best academically.   The current therapy techniques offered include:  solution-focused, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal techniques.   If we determine that your treatment needs require resources or competencies beyond what we can provide, we will assist with a referral to an appropriate mental health provider or community agency.   (Please note: due to our scope of practice as a college counseling center, we are unable to accept any cases that are affiliated with an ongoing court case/order.)

Additional resources:

Guide for Faculty and Staff for When Students are Stressed.  

An additional resource for Faculty/Staff student concerns: University Behavioral Assessment Team (UBAT)

Self Help Resources and Helpful Handouts.

Here is a website that offers quizzes (free and easy) to help distinguish between common concerns students often have regarding depression, anxiety, ADHD, etc.

Please take a moment to browse a Student Counseling Virtual Pamplet Collection if you have any additional questions or concerns.

For more information about our biofeedback program:

Community Resource Directory (community resources for Topeka/Shawnee County):

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