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Services Offered

Counseling can take a number of forms. The decision about which type of service may be appropriate is based on many factors, including your current concerns and needs, your counseling history, scheduling considerations, and availability of resources. Our goal in this process is to find the best way to attend to your concerns in the most effective and efficient way. DePauw University Counseling Services offers the following services and works within a brief therapy model.

Types of Counseling Offered

INTAKE ASSESSMENT

All enrolled DePauw students are entitled to an initial assessment to determine what their focus of therapy will be, what types of services would be the most appropriate and effective when addressing this particular concern, and whether DePauw University Counseling Services is the best place to address this issue.

GROUP COUNSELING

Groups led by professional staff offer students a supportive and stimulating environment to explore common issues of concern. We encourage you to learn more about Group Counseling and to browse our complete list of current groups offered this semester at Counseling Services.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

In a one-on-one interaction with a counselor, you are helped to express feelings, examine thoughts and beliefs, reflect on patterns of behavior, and work toward making healthy changes in your life.

COUPLES COUNSELING

Couples may also utilize this service to improve their relationship, work out communication problems, discuss their values, similarities, and differences as it pertains to their own expectations of what a relationship is and seek out compromises if they see fit. To be eligible for this service, both students must be enrolled at DePauw University.

CRISIS/EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT

Our staff offers crisis/emergency assessment and interventions during regular office hours as well as after hours.

PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Psychiatric evaluations and follow up sessions are offered through our consulting psychiatrist.

THERAPIST ASSISTED ONLINE (TAO) TREATMENT

Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) is an up to 8 week, interactive, online therapy program that provides assistance for anxiety, depression, and other concerns. TAO is based on well researched and highly effective strategies for helping students in these areas. Throughout treatment, clients will watch videos and complete exercises individually for up to 2 hours per week while concurrently meeting on a regular basis with a therapist.

THERAPIST ASSISTED ONLINE (TAO) SELF HELP

TAO Self Help is an interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression, relationships/communication, and substance use concerns. TAO is based on well researched and highly effective strategies for helping the above concerns.  You can choose to view short, but helpful videos, take part in brief exercises, use logs to track moods and progress, and have access to a Mindfulness Library.

Other Services Offered

OUTREACH AND PREVENTION SERVICES

Counseling Services staff and Wellness Advocates are available to present programs on a number of college student mental health and/or developmental concerns. We invite you to inquire about our Outreach and Prevention Programming Services by contacting Counseling Services at 765-658-4268 or emailing us at counselingservices@depauw.edu  

CONSULTATION for concerned others

If you are concerned about a friend, loved one or student who is currently enrolled at DePauw University, we are happy to speak with you, provide support and help you think through your options when it comes to helping this person. This service is available to students, family members, and faculty and staff members.

REFERRALS TO OFF-CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS

Counseling Services is considered an outpatient and non-urgent level of care. 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. 

Additional Opportunities  Available through Counseling Services

Wellness Advocate Program

Each academic year, our Wellness Advocates provide outreach programming on various mental health topics to the campus community. Our team of Wellness Advocate usually consists of four DePauw students who have been hired to work alongside Counseling Services staff members to help reduce stigma and increase mental health awareness on campus.