University students normally encounter various stressors during their college experience. These may include coping with new academic demands, feelings of anxiety or depression, making and maintaining new friendships, and adjusting to changing relationships with parents and other family members. Stress, however, can become overwhelming and threaten the college experience and academic progress. University Counseling Services (UCS) can help you resolve personal concerns or difficulties to better manage your situation. Working one-on-one with a therapist can provide you valuable feedback, a different perspective on your situation, and equip you with new methods of coping. UCS offers a range of psychological and mental health counseling services for current students of Pittsburg State University (PSU). Services are provided in a supportive and confidential atmosphere and are tailored to address the concerns of a student. Sessions are offered to help students with a variety of problem areas such as:
Many concerns can be addressed using a brief, solution-focused approach, often requiring only a few visits. Individual counseling sessions are usually from 30 to 60 minutes in length, depending on the needs of the student. Sessions are one-on-one with a therapist who will help you work toward specific goals and work through your concerns. UCS also works in close collaboration with the Student Health Services (SHS) to offer an integrated behavioral and medical health care service.
Psychological assessments are one part of services provided at UCS in order to offer comprehensive and individualized treatment to PSU students. Psychological testing can be helpful in better understanding a person’s problem areas, as well as identifying strengths to cope with your current situation. A wide range of psychological assessments can be administered and interpreted at UCS in order to obtain the best form of treatment or intervention for a PSU student. Psychological assessments to acquire student accommodations, to support psychotherapeutic services, or to support pharmacological treatment can be administered at UCS. Testing can address a wide range of topics such as attention difficulties, learning disabilities, mood disorders, concussions, personality traits, personal strengths, and more. Your therapist will discuss the costs and benefits of psychological testing if it is likely to be helpful in your situation.
UCS has contracted with the Crawford County Health Department to provide PSU students with a dietitian to help support them with their dietary needs. The dietitian offers nutritional services to students in a supportive and confidential atmosphere. The dietitian will work individually with students to plan a program of nutritional services to meet their needs in compliance with state and licensing boards. Individual sessions are usually 30 to 60 minutes in length, depending on the needs of the student.
UCS provides mental health education, outreach, and consultation to PSU students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, UCS provides graduate students in the Department of Psychology and Counseling with practicum and internship opportunities.
Students requiring longer-term counseling, psychiatric services, vocational counseling, academic advising, or academic/study-skills assistance are referred to other campus offices or community agencies for assistance as appropriate.
Equal Opportunity 218 Russ Hall235-4185