Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy
Many students are offered short-term psychological counseling after initial evaluation with a staff person. Students who require extended or specialized counseling may be referred to other mental health services in the area.
In group counseling, a small number of people meet together with one or two of our psychologists to help themselves and one another. Joining a group provides opportunities to learn with and from other people, to understand one's own patterns of thought and behavior and those of others, and to perceive how group members react to one another. You learn that perhaps you're not as different as you think, or that you're not alone.
Important: All groups require an initial meeting with a UCS clinician.
Students and others who desire psychological advice regarding concerns about others may make an appointment. At various times this option has been utilized by clubs, teams, groups of roommates or friends, as well as individuals.
Psychiatric medication may be prescribed as an adjunct to counseling and psychotherapy at UCS. Our psychiatrists conduct medication evaluations on referral from UCS counselors. Students seeking only psychiatric medications are assisted with referrals to psychiatrists in the community.
“When I went to therapy I realized something that most men – I don’t care what race, creed, or color you are, but especially black men – I realized that therapy isn’t ‘soft.’ My saying is, ‘Therapy is gangsta.’ It actually empowered me. It allowed me to say things that I thought about, but I would never want to hear myself say those things.” -Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels