These are some common questions regarding student counseling services provided to all PCOM students by the Office of Student Affairs.
When students request their first appointment, they are asked to fill out paperwork that asks for demographic information, the reason they are coming for therapy and rating scales.
The student then meets with the counselor for an intake evaluation where students can talk with counselors about their issues or problems, and at the end of the session a decision is made about the most appropriate follow-up to help resolve those problems.
Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Faculty, staff or administration will not have any access to student counseling records without written permission from the client.
All of the services that we offer (individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatric evaluations, consultations and walk-in clinic appointments) are free to students.
Students can come for one appointment or they can come for several. The approach of the counseling is generally short-term and problem-focused.
Sessions are typically 45-60 minutes long.
Students can come into the center without an appointment and see a counselor on a first-come, first-served basis.