Counseling Services for Students

Individual Counseling
The Counseling Center provides individual counseling on a short-term basis. Clients typically attend between 2 - 10 sessions, depending on the needs of the individual and the nature of their concerns. A wide variety of issues can be addressed including adjusting to college, managing stress and anxiety, dealing with depression, improving relationships with family or friends, changing behavior patterns, grief and loss issues, drug and alcohol use and eating disorders. Typically clients meet with a counselor on a weekly basis and sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes.

Group Counseling
Clients have the opportunity to explore relevant issues, gain understanding of themselves and provide peer support in the context of a group setting. Psychoeducational groups are offered to address specific issues, such as stress management, eating disorders, drug/alcohol use or family functioning. General psychotherapy groups are offered to provide particular support within a group format to clients who present with a variety of psychological concerns. 

Couples Counseling
Therapeutic support is offered to couples on a short-term basis. To be eligible for services, one partner must be a Rockhurst University student. Additionally, if desired by the client, a therapist can meet conjointly with a client and his/her family member(s).

Part of our service mission is outreach that focuses on prevention, student development and wellness. We are committed to work closely with faculty, staff and students to support student academic success. If you are interested in having a program presented to your organizations, classes, or residence halls, please contact us. The followings are a few of the outreach topics that are frequently requested: anxiety, depression, communication, eating concerns and body image, family issues, relationships, self-esteem, sexual responsibility, substance abuse, stress management and trauma response.

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