Services Provided in a Personal Setting
Individual and Couples Counseling: Currently, although Counseling Services does not generally provide longer term counseling services, no limit exists for the number of counseling sessions provided to students. Our average length of treatment is approximately six sessions. Counseling sessions are scheduled according to a plan developed by you and your therapist. Generally, sessions last 45 and 50 minutes.
Urgent and Emergency Counseling: Students experiencing distressing or emergency situations are seen by Counseling Services staff as quickly as possible. Students may come to Counseling Services during regular business hours if they are in distress. After hours, the counselor on-call may be contacted by calling Campus Safety at extension 8260. A counselor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Group Counseling: Group counseling sessions are available every semester. See our current offerings. Please call Counseling Services to request a specific type of group, or to join one of our groups.
Consultation: Counseling Services staff provides consultation services to faculty, staff and student organizations needing specialized training in psychological issues, wellness-related topics, or conflict resolution. Topical presentations are available on a variety of psychological concerns.
Health Promotion Programming & Consultation: Eckerd's Director of Outreach Services & Health Promotion, Makenzie Schieman, provides a variety of services tailored to individuals and groups. Individual consultations are available on issues ranging from smoking cessation to nutrition and exercise. Group services are provided to students in residence halls or student groups. Campus-wide health initiatives include an annual health fair, health screening days, and the Don't Cancel That Class campaign. Check out the latest information from the Health Promotion Department.
Accessible Education Services (formerly Disability Support Services ) is housed in Counseling Services, and coordinates all accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Information regarding AES services is available by clicking here.
Substance Abuse Assessment & Counseling: Counseling Services provides substance abuse assessment and counseling services to residential students at no charge. Assessment and treatment services are provided to students referred by the Office of Community Standards, but do not take the place of treatment services that may be ordered by law enforcement outside the College.
Academic Coaching: Just like a coach in any sport, the academic coach’s goal is to help students perform at their best. Improving study strategies that correspond to learning styles, suggesting positive enhancements to study habits, and staying organized enhances academic success and performance. Academic Coaching services are custom-made to the needs of each student to help reach educational potential and personal goals. The service offers structure and accountability to assist academic success and support retention for students who are in academic difficulty, and to those who want to improve their academic performance or want to tune up their organizational, time management, and study skills. Learn more about academic coaching services, and how to make an appointment, by clicking here.
Counseling services are provided in a confidential manner. Information about you and your status as a client of Counseling Services remains private and confidential in accordance with ethical and legal standards. View our Confidentiality Policy.