Students should make appointments themselves when possible. If you are meeting with the student, you may help him or her with this process by offering the use of your telephone. During the first visit to Counseling Services , the student will complete some basic information forms before meeting with a counselor. This often takes about 10-15 minutes. In meeting with the counselor, the student will have the opportunity to talk about issues that are of concern to him or her. The counselor will assess the needs of the student, and present ways that Counseling Services may be able to help meet these needs. Services at Counseling Services are provided free of charge, and information is kept confidential.
If it appears that the student is in crisis and needs to be accompanied to the Counseling Services, you might consider accompanying the student yourself. If the student arrives at Counseling Services in crisis during normal business hours, then the front desk staff will arrange for the student to meet with a counselor as soon as possible (typically appointments are available each weekday afternoon). If the crisis occurs after normal business hours, then we have an on-call counselor available. If you have a crisis with a student after business hours, you can contact Public Safety at (402) 280-2911 and they will notify the on-call counselor.