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Counseling Services/What to Expect

Individual Counseling
Short-term individual counseling, up to twelve sessions per academic year, is available for various personal issues, including adjustment to university life; stress management; interpersonal relationships with friends, family, or peers; anxiety; depression; and eating disorders.

What to Expect
The UCC provides confidential counseling  within a brief therapy model to ensure all students have the opportunity to access our services within a reasonable amount of time.  During the initial session(s), your counselor will listen to you to hear the issues that have brought you in, and make recommendations for the types of services that might be appropriate to help.

Some students find relief by coming for 2-3 sessions to talk about something very specific, while others are unsure about how frequently or for how long they would like to attend sessions.  As there are annual session limits (12 per academic year) part of the initial assessment by your counselor may include a discussion about off-campus referral.   We keep an excellent updated list of mental health providers and specialists in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area.

Support and Counseling Groups
Confidential support and counseling groups are offered for students affected by family alcoholism; rape or other sexual assault; grief due to the death of a loved one; family transitions resulting from parents’ separation, divorce and/or remarriage; gay, lesbian, or bisexual orientation; disordered eating; body image; and interpersonal relationship issues. Other groups can be initiated depending on the needs of students at any particular time. Groups tailored to specific objectives such as stress management, self-esteem, or assertiveness training are also provided.

Referrals
UCC staff can assist in referring students to off-campus providers when requested.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call the University Counseling Center, 336.758.5273.