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University Counseling Center

Services

Short-Term Individual Psychotherapy

Individual therapy appointments last 45-50 minutes. Therapy is available for a variety of problems such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family problems, grief, academic related problems, and general discomfort about what is happening in one’s life.

We realize that not every therapist is a good match for every client. If you have concerns, we encourage you to try to discuss is with your therapist first. You also have the option to request a change to another therapist.

Formal feedback or concerns about your therapy experience can be shared with the UCC director or through the UHS Patient Advocacy process.


Group Therapy

Each semester, the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers a variety of group therapy experiences. In group therapy, you can count on the expertise of the therapists who facilitate the group, and you can also get to know other students who are experiencing similar issues as you. Group therapy, like individual therapy, is intended to help people who would like to gain support, increase self-awareness, and learn new ways to cope with personal or interpersonal challenges.

UCC Groups – Spring 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about UCC Group Therapy

**If interested in group, clients will need to have an initial assessment before meeting with the group leaders for a group interview**


Drop-In Groups

The UCC offers themed drop-in groups throughout the academic year and during breaks. Drop–in groups are a way to learn skills and connect with peers.  These groups differ from our regular group offering as they are not therapy groups and you do not need to have an initial assessment before attending. Our drop-in groups are opened to all active UCC students.

Managing Stress and Burnout
Mondays @ 4pm
https://urmc.zoom.us/j/91027296150

Support for AAPI
Wednesdays @ 4pm
https://urmc.zoom.us/j/98222779478 

How are you doing, Really?
Thursdays @ 5pm in April
https://urmc.zoom.us/j/94214305347 

Grief and Loss
Fridays @ 11am
https://urmc.zoom.us/j/94173919147

Our Healing Breath (for students of color)
Friday April 2 and 16 @ 3pm
https://urmc.zoom.us/j/97880804973

International Students Drop-in Group 
Monday, May 3rd @ 9am US ET
https://urmc.zoom.us/j/93415071280

Healing and Dialogue
Friday, April 30 @ 4pm
https://urmc.zoom.us/j/93596669798

Now What?? .. a space for graduating students
Friday, April 30 @ 2pm
https://urmc.zoom.us/j/92317344016


Therapist Assisted On-Line Therapy (TAO)

TAO is a self-directed and highly engaging mode of online therapy that provides psycho-education and tools to practice new skills. Clients log on to learn mindfulness meditation, relaxation strategies, how to challenge cognitive distortion, positive psychology skills, and much more. The on-line modules address many common client problems from multiple theoretical perspectives and allow clients to work and engage anytime and anyplace. Daily Logs are used to practice and reinforce skills learned throughout the week. The therapist and client utilize a 15-20 minute HIPAA compliant videoconference to discuss progress and address concerns on a regular basis.

See how TAO may be helpful for you

Try a sample session

The following links provide information about TAO and a sample of TAO content:


TAO Self-Help

TAO Self-Help is a completely private online library of behavioral health resources that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act. You can learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, relationship skills and strategies to avoid dwelling on your concerns and to develop more helpful thinking patterns. TAO Self-Help is exclusively licensed on your campus. There is no cost to you and you can do this on your own. Follow these instructions for accessing TAO Self-Help.


Couples Psychotherapy

Couples therapy appointments last 45-50 minutes. Therapy is available for a variety of problems such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, family problems, grief, academic related problems, and general discomfort about what is happening in one’s life.


Light Therapy

Winter Blues?

Not Getting Enough Light In Your Life?

Light is an important part of your environment and can have a major impact on your overall well being! Studies show that bright light in the morning is an effective treatment for seasonal depression. Due to COVID-19, light therapy boxes are not currently being offered at UCC, but they can be borrowed from WCSA. Click here to borrow one.