About Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides brief mental health counseling and related services to help Campbell University students identify barriers, improve coping and achieve personal goals. In order to meet significant student demand and use our resources most effectively, Counseling Services utilizes a short-term individual therapy and group therapy model. 

Scope of Practice

Our services are available to eligible students whose concerns fall within our scope of practice.

Effective August 15, 2017, Counseling Services’ scope of practice has shifted to short-term individual psychotherapy (six sessions for each student per academic year).

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Counseling services offers a drop-in group, where any CU student is invited to come and talk about their experiences and struggles. This is a safe place for students to connect with and be supported by their peers. No appointment necessary just “drop in.”

Who is Drop- In Group appropriate for?

  • Any Campbell University student currently enrolled in classes
  • Students wanting to connect with peers who may have similar struggles
  • Students looking for feedback and peer support

Topics commonly discussed in Drop-In group:

Feelings of anxiety, Depression, loneliness, family dysfunction, relationship struggles, peer/friendship struggles, grief or loss, processing a traumatic event, interpersonal conflict.

Who is Drop-In Group NOT appropriate for?

Students experiencing crisis (Crisis means in the last 24 hours have had: feelings of wanting to hurt or kill themselves or others, hearing or seeing things that others cannot hear or see, a significant death/loss of a loved one, a physical or sexual assault) If you feel like you are in crisis please call or report to the Counseling Center or call 911 or report to your nearest emergency room immediately.

Students experiencing intense substance use concerns. If you are concerned about your drinking or drug use, please contact counseling services for a substance use assessment.

We have enhanced our group therapy offerings as requested by students and in congruence with research that group therapy often is the recommended form of treatment for many concerns. 

There will be no limitations on participation in group therapy. During each fall and spring semester, Counseling Services offers a number of group counseling opportunities for topics related to students’ needs. 

Why participate in group counseling?

Counseling in a small group setting can help you feel less alone. It connects you with other students who are going through similar struggles, creating an environment of social support and encouragement.

Group counseling is an effective means of treatment and, in many cases, is the best form of treatment. In a group, you can:

  • Increase self-awareness by learning more about how others perceive you
  • Feel a sense of acceptance and belonging
  • Discover you are not alone in the difficulties you are experiencing
  • Hear ideas from others that will improve your decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Benefit from the experience of being helpful to others
  • Learn to express your feelings and ideas to others constructively
  • Gain encouragement by observing others’ successes
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Do you have a specific concern and could use on-the-spot guidance?

Wonder what it is like to talk with a counselor?

Concerned about a peer or loved one and want some thoughts about what to do?

Let’s Talk is an outreach program that provides easy access to free, casual conversations with clinicians at Campbell University. There is no appointment necessary! 

Let’s Talk spaces are designed to meet students where they are and to reach out to students that may tend to under-utilize counseling resources. Let’s Talk is available to any Campbell University student looking for feedback or advise about a specific topic or concern.

Who can participate in Let’s Talk
All currently enrolled Campbell students are welcome to use this program. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

What happens at a visit to Let’s Talk
You can talk about whatever is important to you. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns to facilitate problem solving and provide support, perspective, guidance, and suggestions for referral resources.

Who should visit Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a good fit for students who:

  • are not sure about counseling and wonder what it is like to talk with a counselor
  • want to talk through a specific problem with someone
  • have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do
  • are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor

Let’s Talk is NOT a good fit for students who:

  • are currently in crisis (Crisis means in the last 24 hours have had: feelings of wanting to hurt or kill themselves or others, hearing or seeing things that others cannot hear or see, a significant death/loss of a loved one, a physical or sexual assault) If you feel like you are in crisis please call or report to the Counseling Center or call 911 or report to your nearest emergency room immediately.
  • Students seeking a mental health therapy appointment – Let’s talk is an informal consolation. Let’s talk is not a replacement for formal psychotherapy or mental health treatment.

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Counseling Services provides substance use assessment and short-term counseling for undergraduate students. In addition to substance use counseling, Counseling Services is able to assist with other addictive behaviors (ex. –  gambling, pornography use, internet and gaming) and provide valuable information on community resources, including self-help groups.

Referrals are made to outside providers if the assessment determines that the counseling needs are most appropriate for long-term and/or a higher level or specialized form of care.

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If you are experiencing a crisis:

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts/actions or have a plan to harm yourself:

  • From campus: Immediately dial x1911 for Campus Safety
  • From elsewhere: Dial 911 or present to the nearest hospital for immediate assistance

If you are experiencing another type of psychological emergency (emotional crisis) after our office hours or on weekends:

  • Contact Campus Safety (x1911) and/or Residence Life Staff.

At Campbell University, Counseling Services is very sensitive to the issue of confidentiality. Counseling Services’ therapists are considered confidential resources, meaning that any Title IX concerns reported to a therapist are kept confidential unless the student provides written consent for the concern to be shared. When information relevant to Title IX is shared with any therapist, the therapist will inform the reporter/student of assistance provided by the Title IX Coordinator and will ask the reporter if he/she would like to report that information to the Title IX Coordinator.  

*When information relevant to Title IX is shared with the Administrative Assistant, she will inform the reporter of assistance provided by the Title IX Coordinator on campus and will ask the student if he/she would like to report that information to the Title IX Coordinator. If the student chooses not to report the information, he/she will be provided a form to sign releasing the University of liability about that information as he/she is choosing not to inform the Title IX Coordinator. If the student chooses not to sign the form releasing the University of liability, then the  Administrative Assistant must notify the Title IX Coordinator that a Title IX report was made by the student. No other information will be provided to the Title IX Coordinator.

*That is, the Administrative Assistant is not considered a confidential resource by the Title IX office. 

Learn more about Title IX File a Title IX Complaint

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Learn how to have a positive college experience by using practical strategies that reduce the risks associated with drinking.  Explore how prescription misuse can lead to a variety of concerns.  Learn about the signs of an overdose and what to do.  Discover state laws and Campbell policies that encourage you to seek help for someone in need without fear!  Learn  why it’s always the right time to consider quitting tobacco and about resources at Campbell and beyond that are here to help!  Understand more about substance use disorders and how to tell if someone is showing warning signs.  We also include tips for parents on how to discuss alcohol use.

Attention: faculty, staff, student clubs/organizations.  If you’re interested in a group presentation on alcohol and other drugs please Request a Workshop

Helpful Information:

10 Tips on How to Reduce the Risks of Drinking

Rethinking Drinking

How to Recognize an Overdose of Alcohol or Other Drugs and What to Do

State Laws & Campbell Policies: How to Help Someone in Need without Fear

Tobacco

Health Risks of Smoking Tobacco

Prescription Drug Misuse & Dangerous Mixers

Other Drugs

 

Self Assessments:

Screening: Is the way or amount I drink harming my health? Should I cut down on my drinking?

Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder with Feedback

Symptoms of Substance Use Disorders for Commonly Used Substances

Eight Points for Parents When Speaking to Students About Alcohol

 

Treatment and Recovery Supports Information:

SAMHSA Treatment Locator

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Locator

Is AA for you?

Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Locator

Is NA for me?

Al-Anon (meetings for loved ones) Meeting Locator

Al-Anon Newcomers Self-Quiz

Smart Recovery