Counseling Center


The Counseling Center firmly believes in the importance of attention to the “whole person” in the educational process. The center aims to assist students in clarifying and accomplishing personal and academic goals, offering:

  • Brief counseling and referral services for individuals who may be experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties
  • Programming focused on the developmental needs of college students to help them maximize the benefits of their academic environment and experiences
  • Consultation with faculty, staff, and parents regarding mental health concerns of students

Counseling services are available to currently registered students, and referral services are available to faculty and staff. There is no charge for individual or group counseling.

The Counseling Center is located on the lower level of the Shaw Student Center. Contact 801.832.2465 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Counseling

Individual and group counseling is available to registered students. Depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and academic concerns are some of the common reasons for seeking counseling services. Referrals to off-campus clinicians/agencies will be provided when appropriate.

The Counseling Center staff utilizes a brief, client-centered, solution-focused approach to counseling. This approach emphasizes a focus on strengths and the establishment of specific treatment goals. Counselors work with students to develop effective problem-solving and healthy coping skills.

Counseling services are confidential.

Therapy and Support Groups

Therapy and support groups are available to students who may benefit from sharing experiences, giving and receiving feedback, and experimenting with new interpersonal behaviors in a safe, confidential environment. We offer group counseling depending on student interest—we’ve offered mindfulness and wellness groups in the past. Please contact us for more information on current groups.

Do you struggle with anxiety, depression or relationship issues? The Counseling Center offers a mindfulness group to enhance skills in the areas of:

  • Mindfulness
  • Self-acceptance
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotion regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Kindness to self

The Counseling Center offers a wellness support group—a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental place where participants can give and receive support. This group provides strategies and skills for coping with anxiety, depression, transition, and other difficult life issues.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention counseling is available at the Counseling Center Monday–Friday at designated times during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. During after-hours and on weekends, if you or someone you know is experiencing a psychological crisis or emergency, please call either:

  • 911
  • University Neuropsychiatric Institute 24/7 CrisisLine at 801.587.3000
  • Salt Lake Behavioral Health 24/7crisis line at 801.264.6000
  • Rape & Sexual Assault 24/7 Crisis and Information Line at 801.467.7273

Or, go to your nearest emergency room.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

The Counseling Center offers assessment, early intervention, support, and counseling for those struggling with their own or someone else’s alcohol/drug abuse problem. Referrals to off-campus clinicians/agencies will be recommended when appropriate.
Counseling Center Staff

Counseling Center Staff

The Counseling Center staff members maintain their professional mental health licensure in the State of Utah or receive direct clinical super- vision by a licensed staff member.

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