After your initial visit, your counselor will discuss a counseling plan with you that suits your individual needs and recommend which services they feel will be of most use to you. Services include:
The diagnostic assessment is the process your counselor will use to gather information to determine the best course of care, and to help you gain personal insight and knowledge about yourself. This occurs through initial survey questions when you check into your first counseling session, and also through speaking with your counselor about current issues and concerns.
Individual counseling is an opportunity to explore issues of concern in a safe and confidential setting. The focus of individual counseling is aimed at changes you can make in your own life and not how to change a significant other, parents, instructors, or the world. Appointments last 50 minutes and are scheduled based on your needs as often as once a week, for up to 12 sessions per academic year. To learn more about the counseling process see, “What is Counseling?“.
Couples counseling is available to enrolled BSU students who are in a relationship (yes, each partner must be an enrolled BSU student). Married, unmarried and same sex couples are all welcome to utilize this service. In couples counseling the couple is the client, rather than either of the individuals. Couples counseling focuses on problem solving, communicating about difficult topics, and/or learning skills to communicate better or work as a team.
Group Counseling services may be available throughout the academic year depending on need or request for such services and the availability of professional staff. Students may request a group if they have three or more students committed to the same time, please contact us for more details.
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Counseling Services Related to Alcohol, Drugs, Food, Gambling or Internet
We provide services for students who feel they are struggling with issues related to alcohol, drugs, food (included body image issues), gambling or overuse of the Internet. Your counselor will discuss with you the extent of these issues, and collaboratively you and your counselor will evaluate the consequences they may be having in your life. Often students are seen in conjunction with an outside support group such as AA or may be referred for formal evaluation in the community or to a treatment program for additional chemical dependency services.