CSI Career & Counseling Services

Frequently Asked Questions

CSI Counseling Informed Consent

  1. What do I do in a mental health emergency?
  2. Is counseling confidential?
  3. How much personal does counseling cost?
  4. Can my family utilize these services?
  5. Do you offer couples' counseling?
  6. Will counseling go on my student records?
  7. How many times may I see a counselor?
  8. How do I know if I need counseling?
  9. Don't only crazy people need counseling?
  10. How do I make an appointment?
  11. What are the Center's Staff Qualifications?
  12. What medical services are available on campus?

1. What do I do in a mental health emergency?

Please visit In Crisis page.

2. Is counseling confidential?

Counseling Services Confidentiality Policy

Counseling may involve sharing sensitive, personal and private information. Recognizing this, applicable laws require that all interactions with Counseling Services, including the content of your sessions, your records, scheduling of or attendance at appointments, and progress in counseling to remain confidential except in very limited exceptions. No record of counseling is maintained by Counseling Services in any academic, educational or job placement file. However, applicable law may require us to release confidential information without your consent: 

  1. When there is imminent danger to yourself or others
  2. When we learn of abuse or neglect of a child, disabled adult, or elderly person
  3. When we are ordered to release information pursuant to a court order; and
  4. in some limited cases if you are a minor(under 18), your parents or legal guardian may be able to access your records.

We hope that you understand that CSI Counseling Services is committed to providing the highest level of confidentiality possible as well as complying with its duties to comply with applicable law and professional ethics. 

3. How much personal does counseling cost?

Personal counseling is free to currently registered CSI students.

4. Can my family utilize these services?

No, only currently registered CSI students may receive personal counseling.

5. Do you offer couples' counseling?

No, we do not provide counseling for couples.

6. Will counseling go on my student records?

No, counseling is confidential, and counseling records remain separate from academic records.

Counseling Confidentiality Policy

7. How many times may I see a counselor?

While the college places no specific limit on the number of sessions, Career & Counseling Services provides short-term therapeutic services to address a specific concern determined during the initial interview.

8. How do I know if I need counseling?

Students deal with complicated concerns, changes, people and situations on a daily basis. Sometimes, however, these issues may interfere with our normal functioning, or our usual coping strategies may not work effectively. In this case, talking to a professional in a safe, neutral, confidential setting may help to improve a situation.

What are some typical reasons students seek counseling?

  • Feeling sad and unmotivated most of the time
  • Feeling fearful
  • Sleep problems
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Adjusting to being away from home
  • Feeling nervous or stressed
  • Low self-esteem
  • Crying often over things that wouldn’t normally upset you
  • Consuming more alcohol or other drugs more than you’d like
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Grieving over the death of a loved one
  • Problems with academics or studying
  • Relationship concerns
  • Poor social skills
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Concern about someone close to you
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • Carrying a secret you want to finally talk about

9. Don't only crazy people need counseling?

No, actually quite normal people seek counseling for a wide range of reasons. No matter what the concern, we all need help at times, whether that help comes from a friend, family member, instructor, church leader or professional counselor.

10. How do I make an appointment?

Make an appointment by calling 732-6260. Our front-desk staff will set up a meeting time and date that works best for you.

Note: emailing the counselor is NOT an effective way to set this up


11. What are the Centerís Staff Qualifications?

Our Staff consists of three Master's Level Counselors, two of whom have a Licensed Professional Counselor credential.

12. What medical services are available on campus?

Please visit Student Health Services page.

 

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