All sessions are 50 minutes long. Prior to the appointment, you’ll be asked to fill out some basic paperwork with your information. Your therapist will also spend some time reviewing Counseling Services policies, rules, and procedures.
In your first session, you will be asked basic, informational questions so that your therapist can get to know you and better understand your current situation. You will also work to establish some goals to work towards for your time in counseling.
If you are in crisis (feeling unstable, unsafe or unable to function) and need to talk with someone right away, please stop by the Walter Young Center. We have appointment times reserved each day for crisis situations. We are open 8-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
If you’re experiencing a crisis after business hours (after 4:30pm on a weekday, or on weekends), please call Public Safety at 262-524-7300 and they will be able to assist you.
Unfortunately, there are no psychiatrists or nurse practitioners on staff at the Walter Young Center and we are unable to prescribe medications. We are happy to help connect students to resources in the community if this is something they could benefit from.
Counseling services are free of cost to current Carroll University students.
We are only able to provide short-term counseling – up to 10 sessions per academic year. However, if you need ongoing counseling, we will work with you to find a counselor in the community and provide therapy until you’re able to see them.