Phone: (802) 865-5731
A counselor will meet with you one-on-one for 30 or 50 minutes to explore personal issues of concern or importance. Students come to the Counseling Center for a wide variety of reasons. These might include relationship problems, academic anxieties, concerns about gender or sexuality, feeling unusually sad, irritability, sleep problems, eating problems, difficulty paying attention, feeling lonely, suicidal thoughts, and worrying too much, and adjusting to college life.
Typically two counselors will co-facilitate a discussion with a small group of students who have expressed a common issue. Groups might be centered around family stress, disordered eating and body image, concerns related to gender, or anxiety and depression. Group members share experiences, learn different perspectives and provide each other with support. Groups typically meet once a week for 6 to 8 weeks and sessions may run between 1 to 2 hours.
Formal and informal collaborations with faculty, staff, students, parents and family members who seek advice and information on issues of concern to them. Most commonly, consultation affords faculty, staff, students, parents, and family members the opportunity to develop strategies on how best to help or guide students who may be experiencing distress or mental health challenges. Consultation with a counseling center staff member may involve an in-person meeting or a phone conversation.
Outreach and Education
Includes a wide variety of services such as facilitating workshops, conducting screening days, crisis event responses/debriefing, liaison relationships with departments and organizations on campus, attending/being present at campus events to reduce stigma/support other departments, interviews, tabling, social media, psychoeducational materials (printed as well as web-based), and community campaigns.
The Counseling Center partners with the Student Health Center for psychiatric medication management. However, psychiatry services on campus and in the surrounding community are extremely limited and we do not have the capacity to manage all students' medications. We suggest you schedule follow-up appointments with your home healthcare provider well in advance to correspond with school breaks and other visits home. If your home healthcare provider would like to be in touch with the Student Health Center directly to provide additional support, we are happy to do so provided we have a signed release on file.
"Let's Talk" is a drop-in service that offers informal, confidential consultation with a Counseling Center counselor.
- Thursdays 1 - 3pm at ODI
- Thursdays 1 - 3pm at Women's and Gender Center