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What is individual therapy?

  • A safe, accepting, and non-judgmental place to confidentially explore issues of personal concern, make decisions, learn about yourself, gain new life skills, and get support.
  • Examples of some common issues students bring to therapy include:
    • Relationship struggles
    • Low self confidence
    • Sexual concerns
    • Grief and loss
    • Identity confusion
    • Healing from traumatic experiences
    • Test anxiety
    • Depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnoses
  • Sessions are 50 minutes long and confidential.

Who is eligible for individual therapy?

  • Students are eligible for up to 12 sessions of individual therapy, couples therapy, or combination when they are actively taking classes.
  • Students’ 12 session limit renews each May 31.
  • Depending upon the nature of your concerns, you may be referred to another agency for services to ensure you receive the care warranted.

What is the cost for services?

  • Fees for services are already included in students’ previously paid fees. No additional charges are incurred.

How do I know if I could benefit from individual therapy?

There are many reasons people seek therapy, ranging from difficulty going to work, school, and tending to important relationships to a desire to reach one’s fullest potential. Some questions to consider:

  • Do you sometimes have a hard time being the person you want to be?
  • Do your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors cause you pain?
  • Do you want to learn more about your patterns in relationships with others?
  • Are there worries in your life that you have not been able to resolve?
  • Are family, friends, or other caring people concerned about you?
  • Do you need new mental health providers after a move?

What is confidentiality?

  • Confidentiality is one of the mental health field’s top priorities.
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How do I begin individual therapy?

  • Call or stop by TWU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) location closest to you to schedule an intake appointment.
  • Prior to your appointment, you will be asked to complete intake paperwork.
  • During the intake appointment, you and a therapist will begin to explore the nature of your concerns and goals.
  • You and the therapist will collaboratively determine which resources available at CAPS, (or another agency), are best suited to address your needs.
  • Ongoing therapy sessions are scheduled by appointment at the conclusion of the intake appointment.
  • During peak service times, you may be placed on a wait list for services. Referrals will also be provided.

page last updated 2/28/2017 11:41 AM