The college years can be a time of great growth and development as well as a time of challenges and stress. Students may experience that stress in many different ways.
The Student Health Center has caring, well-trained professionals to help with a wide range of concerns common to college students including anxiety, eating concerns, homesickness, alcohol/drug issues, relationship concerns, academic stress, suicidal thougths, sexual and LGBTQ concerns.
Mission Behavioral Health services is committed to providing high quality, integrated care within a multidisciplinary Center. Our work is guided by a commitment to the values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence. We strive to provide services within a safe environment to students of differing genders, racial ethnic backgrounds, languages, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, abilities and disabilities, national and geographic origins, economic strata and political views.
The Center and the student health fee offers students psychiatric assessment, medication management, short-term counseling and community referrals. Our staff consists of psychiatrists and a nurse practitioner who can monitor medications, psychologists and social workers who can provide counseling and case management, and an RN who can assist you with medication refills and other immediate concerns.
Services covered by the student health fee have some limits on the number of sessions per semester.
For some students, medication monitoring (done by a psychiatrist, primary care physician or nurse practitioner) and counseling (done by a psychologist or social worker) provides complete and integrated care all within the same facility. Sometimes a student may require care beyond the scope of the Center and in these situations students will be assisted by our nurse or one of our social workers with establishing care off campus.
Length of counseling varies. Some problems are resolved within one or two sessions. Other problems may require meeting more often. This will be determined by you and your counselor.