The Counseling Center provides off campus referrals to students for nutritional counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and off-campus therapy. Fees for off-campus appointments are the responsibility of the student.
Navigating the process of securing treatment off campus can be confusing. To assist, we have created a PDF guide to help students select a provider, consider insurance options, and other related issues. This document is downloadable at the bottom of this page. Additionally, we are available to answer questions about referrals, as needed. Please email Claire Cetti if you are interested in a list of off-campus referrals.
Common Obstacles to Off-campus Support, and Solutions
- I cannot afford to pay for an off-campus provider.
- Many, if not most, insurance providers cover expenses for mental health counseling, similar to an appointment with a physician. If you are unsure, contact your insurance provider or ask the primary member on your insurance (e.g., parent).
- I do not have a car to get to an appointment.
- There are many options available, and we can work with you to find the best option. Borrow a car, have a friend drive, use the Health/Counseling Center car option, etc.
- I would like a long term counselor, but short term therapy at the Counseling Center is much easier.
- Some students try to "get by" with short term counseling, but are experiencing symptoms that require longer term counseling. In these situations, students do not get the care they need, and their symptoms may not improve or even worsen. If your counselor recommends long-term therapy(e.g., more than 12 sessions), we are happy to work with you on setting this up.
Guide for Off-Campus Treatment