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About Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides counseling and consultation to currently enrolled undergraduate students. We offer a wide range of mental health services to students seeking help with their personal concerns. Our staff specializes in concerns common among college students, such as personal stress and anxiety, depression, academic and career related concerns, relationship concerns, identity development, and substance use.

Scope of Services

DePauw University Counseling Services is considered an outpatient and non-urgent level of care to students at DePauw University. A list of all the clinical and non-clinical services that we offer can be accessed by clicking HERE

Community Referral

Students who require a higher level of care than Counseling Services can provide, or whose needs may be better met elsewhere, may be referred to community providers. Common mental health concerns that are beyond Counseling Services’ scope of services are often severe and chronic in nature that may require longer term or intensive treatment. Examples of such concerns include active psychosis, acute mood and personality disorders, and medically compromising psychological disorders.

In the event that a professional counseling staff at Counseling Services determines that a community referral may better meet the needs of a student, Counseling Services can assist this student with finding a good referral that matches their unique needs. This is to ensure that each DePauw student receives the level of care that meets professional and ethical standards of psychological and mental health counseling practice. Counseling Services staff will make every effort to communicate this referral clearly with the student, and may make attempts to coordinate their continuation of care with community partners if necessary. A list of community referral can be found by clicking HERE.