ServicesExploration and Assessment (Triage and Intake Appointments)
The purpose of the initial appointments with a therapist are to explore and evaluate individual's concerns, problems, strengths and goals. Following the initial appointments, the individual and the counselor will collaboratively determine the best services to meet your needs.
Individual counseling provides an opportunity for individuals to explore their concerns and work toward a better understanding and resolution of their difficulties. Individual counseling at CPS is short-term, and sessions are 45 minutes.
Group counseling offers an opportunity to learn about onself and how we engage and interact with others. Groups typically have 6 to 8 students and one or two trained group leaders. The Counseling Center offers a range of groups at various times throughout the academic year. Any student interested in joining a group may contact the counseling center at your campus for information on the types of groups offered for the semester. Please click here for current groups offered on each campus.
CPS staff are available to consult with faculty, administrators, staff, coaches, family members and students about individual students of concern and/or general campus-wide mental health issues.
We provide personalized referrals for longer term therapy, specialized treatments, and/or intensive care. CPS has strong relationships with a broad referral network of therapists and psychiatrists in the community, and actively facilitates connecting students with the appropriate care.