This section provides responses to commonly asked questions regarding the Counseling Center.
Please contact the Counseling Center at 502-852-6585 if you have further questions and/or concerns.
If you notice you are having a difficult time or generally feel stuck, it may be helpful to work with a trained therapist at the Counseling Center in an individual or group setting. People come into the Counseling Center to discuss a range of topics, including relationships, family, identities, grief and loss, depression, stress, and many more experiences and concerns. Sometimes it may be hard to identify why you feel overwhelmed or "not like yourself," and a therapist will collaborate with you to build a better understanding of what you are experiencing.
All communication exchanged in the Counseling Center is confidential. Because information is confidential, in order to release information from a session or test, a client must provide written permission. The exceptions to this policy include: if information relates to clear and imminent danger to an individual (client or others), if state law mandates reporting of information (threats of violence, abuse or neglect to children or a vulnerable adult population, violence between domestic partners), or if information is requested by court order.
During individual counseling, a person works one-on-one with a therapist; whereas, in group counseling, a small group of people meet to interact and process together with a therapist. To find out more information about group counseling, check out the Groups tab.
The center has Clinical and Counseling Psychologists and Counselors (LMFT, LPCC, LPA); please review the staff page for further details. The Counseling Center is also a training site for students in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Louisville, the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville, and the Clinical Psychology program at Spalding University.
To make an appointment, you can contact the Counseling Center at 852-6585 or stop by the office. We do not schedule appointments online or via email.
The length of a typical counseling appointment is 50 minutes.
During your first visit to the Counseling Center, you will meet with a therapist to discuss your experiences, background, and concerns. Although therapists often take different approaches to this process, this is generally a time for them to get to know you. The therapist will collaborate with you to discuss goals and the process of counseling. Typically you will meet with the same therapist for subsequent visits to the Counseling Center; however, if you feel as though that particular person is not a good fit for you, it is possible to transfer to another therapist.
If you have an urgent situation during Counseling Center hours, please contact the Counseling Center at 852-6585 or come into the office.
If an emergency occurs outside of Counseling Center hours, please contact a hotline or service provider listed in the emergency information section.
Services provided to currently enrolled students are covered by student fees and do not require additional payment. These services include: individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, couples therapy, urgent consultation, and referrals. Learning Disability and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Assessments are offered to currently enrolled students for a reasonable fee. Please contact the Counseling Center for further information about assessments.