Welcome to Counseling Services! Whether you're experiencing a situational problem, an immediate crisis, or have a longstanding mental health concern, we're here to help. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors, as well as graduate student staff from each of these disciplines.
All counseling is confidential. No information is released to anyone without your written consent except in the case of a life-threatening emergency or when it is otherwise required by law. We hope you'll check out the information about our services. If you have any additional questions or if you would like to speak with a counselor, please stop by our office at 123 Aylesworth NW or call us at (970) 491-6053.
I have a hard time feeling comfortable around others.
Sometimes I feel I can't go on.
I feel out of control when I eat.
Sometimes I feel like nobody cares.
I'm thinking about dropping out of school.
I'd like to learn more about myself.
My partner and I just broke up - I feel hurt and angry.
Something bad happened - it's hard to talk about.
I'm not happy with the way I look.
Other people are worried about my drinking/smoking.
I'm always nervous and I can't stand it.
My friend is acting strange, and I don't know how to help him.
We can help. Contact Counseling Services at (970) 491-6053.
We provide counseling for students struggling with a variety of personal issues. Stress and anxiety, relationship concerns, depression, disordered eating, sexual identity concerns, cultural issues, and academic difficulties are just some of the concerns that can be addressed confidentially at Counseling Services.
Many students participate in our large group program each semester. We offer five different group treatment formats:
Group Therapy is often the treatment of choice for people who experience:
|* Troubled Friendships and Relationships||* Low Self-Esteem|
|* Loneliness or Alienation from Others||* Unresolved Anger|
|* Grief/Loss Issues||* Depression|
|* Trust Issues||* Anxiety|
Group Therapy is a setting in which 6-8 members work together to:
|* Identify and Explore Feelings||* Change Unhealthy Patterns in Relationships|
|* Give and Receive Support||* Give and Receive Constructive Feedback|
|* Learn Alternative Behaviors||* Develop New Ways of Relating to Others|
|* Feel Like They Are Not Alone||* Be Understood by Others|
|Group A||Monday||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM||Liz Legg, M.A.
Sam Narby, LSW
|Group B||Tuesday||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM||Canzi Wang, M.A.
Danielle Mohr, M.S.
|Group C||Wednesday||1:00 PM - 2:30 PM||Camille Curry, M.S.
Kelly Sheline, M. Ed.
|Group D||Thursday||11:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Kasey Schultz-Saindon, M.S.|
If you are interested in an Interpersonal Process Group or any other therapy groups, please call the Colorado State University Health Network at 491-6053.
DAY Programs offers services to students who are concerned about their substance use or are required to complete an assessment or engage in treatment by the University's disciplinary system. We offer four specialized programs:
In addition to these programs, individual counseling is available for students who want to examine and alter their substance use. We work with students whose goals range from reducing the negative impact of substance use to abstinence. Counselors use a nonjudgmental and empathic approach to support students in achieving their goals.
There are additional charges for all specialized drug and alcohol services that are mandated by the University discipline system. Although many of the services for students voluntarily seeking assistance with substance use issues are provided by the Counseling Services student fee, there are additional costs for some assessments. For more information about our programs, please call the DAY Programs office at (970) 491-4693.
Students experiencing academic performance problems, including attention and/or learning difficulties, may find an appointment with our learning assistance staff helpful. We provide an initial consultation for these concerns. We can assist students with referrals to Resources for Disabled Students for academic accommodations, additional screenings and referrals to medical providers when it appears that a medication consultation is appropriate, and referrals to community providers when more extensive testing is necessary.
For CSU students to get connected with a learning assistance consultant, they may talk briefly with our drop-in counselor to request a learning assistance initial consult appointment. Drop-in counselors are available during business hours. Stop by Counseling Services at 123 Aylesworth Northwest, or, for more information, call (970) 491-6053.
For parents or others gathering information on behalf of CSU students (prospective or currrent), call us at (970) 491-6053 and ask to leave a message for the Learning Assistance Consultation Coordinator.
Our behavioral health consultants work closely with primary care medical providers at the CSU Health Network in order to provide truly collaborative care for our students. Since many medical concerns have a psychological or lifestyle component, it is often helpful to have immediate access to a mental health provider. After meeting with the student, the behavioral health consultant may provide brief visits to help the student gain new skills, refer the student to appropriate counseling services, or provide information about other campus resources.
Crisis intervention services are available by stopping by our office at 123 Aylesworth NW or calling (970) 491-6053 during regular business hours. We can provide an immediate assessment of the situation and, when necessary, facilitate a mental health hospitalization.
We are available for emergencies when our offices are closed by calling the CSU Emergency Dispatcher at (970) 491-7111. The on-call staff member will typically return the call within 15 minutes. In a life-threatening emergency, please go directly to the Poudre Valley Hospital Emergency Room (1024 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins) or call 911 for ambulance service.
Counseling Services provides clinical consultation to those concerned about a student's mental health. Although no specific information about an individual is ever provided without a release of information from the student, we can offer guidance about approaching the student with your concerns and connecting them with resources.
If you believe it would be helpful to have a University staff member reach out to the student of concern, Student Case Management is an excellent resource. The Student Case Management staff can coordinate a needs assessment, appropriate referrals, and follow-up. For information about their services, go to www.studentcasemanagement.colostate.edu.
If you are considering Counseling Services, you may wonder what to expect when you get in touch with us. This section provides information for you to choose your route to care.
LOCATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION
123 Aylesworth Hall NW
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fall & Spring). 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (Summer)
EMERGENCY OR AFTER HOURS CARE
If you are experiencing a crisis, stop by our office at 123 Aylesworth Hall NW or call 970-491-6053 during regular business hours. We can provide an immediate assessment of the situation and help you get the assistance you need..
If our offices are closed, call the CSU Emergency Dispatcher at (970) 491-7111 and ask to speak with the counselor on call. We’ll typically be able to return your call within 15 minutes.
In a life-threatening emergency, please go directly to the Poudre Valley Hospital Emergency Room (1024 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins) or call 911 for ambulance service.
VISIT COUNSELING SERVICES
Your first contact with Counseling Services can happen in one of two ways:
The on-call counselor will talk with you briefly about your concerns, tell you about our services, and help you identify next steps. If your concern is urgent, please let the on-call counselor know so we can help you get immediate assistance.
Your Initial Consultation
If ongoing counseling is the best option for you, your on-call counselor will schedule a longer (50 minute) appointment for you with a member of our staff. Most of the time, your appointment will be within one to two weeks. This is because many students request services each semester. In the meantime though, you can always return to see an on-call counselor if your situation becomes more urgent.
During your Initial Consultation, you and your counselor can begin to map out what you may need. It may be
In most cases, the counselor you meet with for this appointment will be the counselor you work with throughout the semester. Sometimes, however, you may be scheduled to work with another counselor who can best meet your needs.
You and your ongoing counselor will schedule your appointments. Because many students request counseling and our resources are limited, individual counseling appointments are typically scheduled at two to three week intervals. For many students, our weekly counseling groups or skill-building workshops are the treatment of choice. If you believe you need weekly individual counseling for an extended period of time, we will work with you to make a referral to a community provider.
FEES AND PAYMENT
If you are enrolled in at least 6 credits, you automatically pay the University student health and counseling fees. You may also choose to pay these fees if you are enrolled as a student with fewer than 6 credits. All fee-paying students are eligible for care from the CSU Health Network, regardless of their health insurance status.
Most of our counseling services are covered by your fees. Additional charges do apply if you receive more than five sessions of individual counseling in a semester, psychological testing, or mandated substance abuse counseling. There is a $10 fee if you cancel your appointment on the day it’s scheduled and a $15 fee if you miss an appointment without notifying us that you will not attend.
We’re here for you! If you have any questions about our services, please stop by or give us a call.