Consultations, available to all students, are a one-time meeting to help to assess and determine students counseling needs and options. The counselor will ask questions intended to understand and clarify concerns and collaborate on next steps to connect the student with best-fit resources on and/or off campus.
Individual counseling, available to full-time students, allows an individual to explore concerns with an objective counselor in order to work toward goals established by the student. Counseling Support Services offers brief counseling, generally 15 sessions, and sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes, primarily on a weekly basis. However, the number and frequency of sessions vary and are determined based on student need and counselor recommendation and availability.
Counseling groups are developed to meet the needs of individuals in the student body who are interested in this type of counseling experience. Student interest initiates the development of counseling groups. Group counseling involves regular meetings with a small group of individuals and a counselor. Members work toward understanding and resolving personal concerns in the group context. Groups usually focus on a specific topic and typically meet weekly. The structure of the group may be time-limited or ongoing, depending on its purpose. Group services are available to all North Park students on an unlimited basis.
Fall 2020 Groups
Black Student Support Group
In partnership with the Office of Diversity & Intercultural Life, Counseling Support Services and Residence Life & Housing the Black Student Support Group is led by Black Professional Counselors and occurs virtually on Sundays at 4pm beginning Sunday, September 6, 2020 . This group aims to support Black students experiencing racial trauma while navigating daily life as a college student. The group will be a time for connecting, expressing, mourning, processing, and healing. To access the link for the session contact RD Raevhann Rush.
Spring 2021 Groups
Information on spring 2021 groups coming soon!
Case Management, available to all North Park students on an unlimited basis, primarily consists of linkage and referral to off campus counseling as well as to other mental health resources. Referrals to off-campus (including out-of-state) services, those with reduced and/or low fees, and those accessible by public transportation are available. We offer linkage and referral when students prefer off-campus services, when students are in need of more specialized services than we offer, or when students are assessed for long term counseling services. Linkage and referral is also available for locating mental health support services and other mental health resources in the community to supplement campus counseling services.
TAO is an anonymous, self-service digital mental health platform that is available to all current North Park students, faculty and staff. TAO is a library of resources covering common topics and skills related to mental health and wellness. TAO Includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises, and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think, and act.
Let’s Talk is a drop-in service that offers informal, confidential meetings with a North Park counselor. Let’s Talk counselors can listen to specific problems, help explore solutions, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak with a counselor.
Counseling Support Services staff works with the campus community to provide education about mental health issues and to promote personal growth and wellness. We are available to provide programs at the request of student groups, staff, and faculty. Counseling Support Services staff is able to provide Mental Health First Aid training. Counseling Support Services staff also posts psychoeducational content and announcements on Instagram @npuhealth.