Counseling Services

Counselor / Client Match Policy

The quality of the therapeutic relationship is vital to the success of counseling.  For this reason, a student engaged in Counseling within Counseling Services may request to work with a particular counselor.  Students should be aware that such a request may require waiting longer for an available appointment.  If a student presents to Counseling Services on a walk-in basis in immediate distress, he or she will meet with the Same Day Counselor – who may or may not be his or her ongoing counselor.

If a student feels dissatisfied or uncomfortable with a particular counselor, he or she may request a new counselor, understanding that availability of convenient appointments may be limited.  Students wishing to request a new counselor should alert the front desk staff of the desire to schedule their next appointment with a different counselor.