MAKING THE MOST OF COUNSELING
To a large degree, the progress you make in counseling will depend on your active and genuine involvement. Here are some things you can do to enhance your experience in counseling:
- Attend all of your scheduled counseling sessions, or let your counselor know if you have to miss.
- Honestly and openly voice your thoughts and feelings in counseling.
- Between sessions, think through the concerns you are addressing in counseling.
- Complete your counseling homework assignments.
- Experiment with new and positive ways of doing things and thinking about things.
- Give your counselor feedback about how counseling is going.
- Make use of the Counseling Center emergency counseling services when necessary.
COMMUNITY THERAPY & PSYCHOEDUCATION EVALUATION
We have compiled a list of psychotherapists in the community who have expressed an interest in working with HWS students. In addition to consulting with your health insurance provider if appropriate, you may find this list helpful if you are seeking area services, including long-term individual therapy.
We have also put together a list of area providers of psychoeducational evaluation to assist students who may have concerns about development, learning, memory, academics, behavior or related mental health not recently assessed in full Thorough psychoeducational evaluation is invaluable in identifying specific ways to help individual students succeed.
- Mental Health Guide for College Students offers free available data from the U.S. Dept of Education on several categories including mental health.
- Investing in Student Mental Health An investment in student mental health is important for the social, educational, and economic well-being of students, their campuses, and broader society. Investing time and resources in student mental health can result in academic and economic benefits for an institution and society.
- American College Health Association stands at the forefront of issues that impact the health and wellness of our college students.
- The American Counseling Association offers archived, virtual versions of their popular weekly counseling column.
- Columbia University's Go ask Alice Internet-based question-and-answer health service covers a wide range of health concerns, including psychological ones. The Go Ask Alice website offers searchable, archived answers to many questions.
- The Counseling Center at Texas Women's University offers online workshops for college students on test anxiety, stress, time management, and other related topics.
- The American Psychological Association website offers a section especially for students; it includes information about careers in psycholog and applying to graduate school in psychology.