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Eligibility & Fees



All currently enrolled DePauw University students are eligible for our services. Counseling Services primarily provides short-term counseling based on a brief therapy model. Students who sought individual therapy with Counseling Services in recent years typically attend between 4 and 5 solution-focused therapy sessions. Currently, there is no session limit as long as the student continues to make progress toward his or her goals for therapy.

Please note that DePauw University faculty and staff enrolled as part-time students are NOT eligible for clinical services offered by Counseling Services; instead, they may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered to DePauw University employees. Information about DePauw University EAP can be found here 


Fee for clinical services are covered by a portion of your tuition in the form of a “health fee” which covers a variety of campus-wide health initiatives. Part of that fee is what pays for your counseling appointments at Counseling Services.


Counseling Services implemented a fee policy for missed psychiatric appointments. A charge of $85 and/or $165 will be assessed for each no show, late cancellation and/or reschedule psychiatric follow-up and/or psychiatric evaluation appointment respectively if less than 24 hours’ notice is given. A “late cancellation/reschedule” is canceling/rescheduling an appointment without calling us 24 hours in advance.

However, we understand that situations such as medical emergencies occasionally arise when an appointment cannot be kept and adequate notice is not possible. These situations will be considered on a case by case basis by the director of Counseling Services provided we receive documentation of the emergency within a week of the missed appointment.