Low Cost Student Health Care – No Insurance Necessary!
Most appointments are $15 per appointment and billed to student account. No money is needed at the time of visit. Your health is our top priority.
SOU’s Counseling Services
Students have access to individual mental health counseling services. Counseling will help students develop self-awareness, recognize alternatives, and feel empowered to take charge of their lives so they can succeed academically.
Students typically explore such issues as personal growth and well-being, relationship problems, social and sexual struggles, self-esteem enhancement, academic difficulties, eating disorders, major life decisions, grief, depression and anxiety.
Mental health services begin with a triage session with one of the counselors on staff. In this session the student and counselor work together to decide on the best plan for the student. This could be a few sessions of counseling with a counselor at the Student Health & Wellness Center, or perhaps a referral to a community counselor for longer-term counseling or a referral to another student service on campus.
In order to help build a healthy campus environment, counselors do outreach to student services and academic departments. Students, faculty and staff are informed about what constitutes good mental health, about the signs of mental health concerns, and what to do when questions occur.
Counseling services include:
- Couples counseling (both must be students)
- Crisis services
- Gender-affirming care focused on Identity development, Gender identity, and Sexual exploration
- Individual counseling
- Suicide prevention services
- SOU Campus Support Groups and Peer Resources
- Presentations to student groups, faculty, and staff
- Referrals to community resources
- Referrals to campus resources
- Trainings for student workers and leaders, faculty, and staff
Counseling staff are professional mental health providers who are either licensed clinicians or registered with a Professional board working toward licensure.
If you are seeking more information and/or support, please view the following suggestions:
- Psychology Today – A resource to find therapists
- MHREN Referral Book – A resource to find therapists
- SHWC Resources – Affinity-based resources and support both locally and nation-wide
A Statement about Counseling Services
Our counselors possess the fundamental belief that individuals have worth, dignity and the ability to solve their own problems by understanding themselves and their alternatives. People who are motivated and willing to change benefit most from counseling. Staff are professionally trained in the areas of counseling, clinical social work or psychology. Along with our commitment to provide high quality counseling services, we have a commitment to the education and training of counseling interns. Interns working on Master’s degrees may provide services. These interns are supervised by counseling staff and adhere to the same policies as other staff members. You will be consulted if your treatment is to be provided by an intern.
SHWC counseling services utilizes a short-term model or referral to a community provider. We do not provide long-term counseling.
For more information about Counseling Services please contact the Student Health & Wellness Center at 541.552.6136 or firstname.lastname@example.org .