At the University Counseling Center you will find a team of dedicated professionals who strive to offer the best care possible in an atmosphere of caring respect. We offer our services in accordance with the legal limits of confidentiality prescribed by the state of Mississippi and with the direction of the codes of ethics of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and National Association of Social Workers. No record of counseling is contained in any academic, educational, or personnel file. No information written or oral will be released to other persons without the client’s written permission. By law, limitations of confidentiality include when there is risk of imminent harm to the student or others.
Personal Counseling and Therapy – The goal of counseling is to help clients take more effective control of their lives. Some of the types of personal issues addressed include: college adjustment, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, substance abuse, eating disorders, grief/loss issues, family problems.
Group Counseling and Therapy – Support groups and therapy groups are offered as a means of helping students gain greater self-awareness, interpersonal sensitivity and skill-building in a safe environment. Depending on need and interest, group offerings might include: eating disorders, substance abuse, relationship issues, parenting issues, assertiveness, self-esteem, adjusting to college life, etc. Click here to learn more about the groups currently being offered.
Crisis Intervention – A counselor is available 24 hours a day for emergency assistance. After office hours, please contact UPD at 662-915-7234 and ask to speak with the on-call counselor. They will take a number where you can be reached and a counselor will call you back. You DO NOT have to file a police report or take any official police action to speak with a counselor.
During office hours we request that, when possible, you make an appointment. This allow us to serve you better. In the case of an emergency during office hours you can come to the University Counseling Center without an appointment and ask to speak with the on-call counselor.
Consultation – Faculty, staff or students are encouraged to consult with a Counseling Center professional staff member on a variety of issues including: how to make a referral, how to respond to a student or colleague that you are concerned about.
Employee Assistance Program or EAP is a service developed for all University employees and faculty. The purpose of the EAP is to provide information, counseling or other services to employees who may be experiencing difficulties which disrupt day-to-day functioning. Click here to learn more about the services available. Learn more…
Outreach – At the University Counseling Center we seek to reach out to the campus community in a variety of ways. Click here to learn more about the programs currently being offered.