Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will my parents, supervisor, or professors have to know that I’m coming in?

A. Counselors are required by law to maintain confidentiality. No information about the issues you bring to counseling is given to anyone without your written consent. Our staff does not even acknowledge your presence at the Center to others.

Q. Who will I meet with for counseling sessions?

A. You will be able to select an experienced male or female Counselor. All of our professional counselors are licensed in the area of mental health.

Q. Will my involvement with the Center go in my education or work record?

A. The counseling file is kept at the Center and is not apart of the education or work record. No University supervisor or administrator has authority to view these files.

Q. Do I have to take medications?

A. Counseling is a “talking” treatment. The average person involved in counseling at the Center does not use medications to treat emotions. Medications are not required and only recommended by a psychiatrist in certain cases.

Q. If I’m recommended for more than a couple of sessions, does that mean I may be crazy?

A. No, some problems require more time to work through than others. In addition, some persons need more time to build a trusting relationship with the Counselor.

Q. Does getting counseling for a problem mean that I’m not as strong as I used to be?

A. On the contrary, it may demonstrate the strength of your will to heal and survive.

Q.Do I need an appointment to see a Counselor?

A. Counselor will see anyone who walks in if not in session with another person. However, call (305) 626-3138 to make an appointment whenever possible. Emergencies should walk-in and a Counselor will see you as appropriate.