UO Counseling Services has adapted most of our services for health and safety of our staff and students. We will be updating our website regularly with new information on changes to our operations so check back often, or call our office at 541-346-3227. Find the most up-to-date information on accessing our services on the COVID-19 Services page.
Students sometimes internally struggle with concerns, mulling them over in their minds and trying to sort out possible solutions to their challenges. They may talk things over with family and friends, but sometimes that may not be enough. Talking to a therapist can be a good option for addressing these concerns. What happens in therapy depends on the unique needs and strengths of each person seeking support. Each therapy experience is unique, just as every individual is unique.
All Counseling Services appointments are scheduled as soon as possible given each student’s availability, concerns, and resources.
Short-Term Focused Therapy
Early sessions are spent exploring and clarifying the problem and examining what solutions you have already tried. This process assists the therapist in determining which therapeutic approach might be most helpful to you. Once you and your therapist clarify your concerns, together you will identify therapy goals.
During individual sessions, you will work with your therapist to address your concerns. Often, the process involves increasing self-understanding, identifying patterns, gaining a better sense of how you are influenced by your surroundings, and learning and practicing new problem-solving or coping skills.
Missed Appointment Fee
There is a $25 missed appointment/late-cancellation fee. All appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled by 1:00 p.m. the business day before an appointment (e.g. by 1:00 p.m. on Friday for a Monday appointment) to avoid these charges. A missed appointment fee may also be incurred if arriving late results in a canceled or rescheduled appointment. Missed appointment and late-cancellation fees are billed to the student’s UO account.