To schedule an appointment for any of our services, please contact the Counseling Center.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to consult with a Counseling Center professional staff member. A variety of issues will be discussed, including how to make a referral and how to respond to a student or colleague that you are concerned about.
An initial assessment (IA) is an information gathering session that obtains a detailed understanding of the presenting problems and thorough history of the client’s background. This appointment is the first appointment if client is seeking on-going therapy.
In individual counseling, you have the full attention of one of our counselors in an one-on-one atmosphere of understanding, warmth, and insight. 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.
Students often find themselves feeling isolated or alone in their challenges, experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Group Therapy allows students to feel understood, supported, and encouraged by their peers in a safe, supportive, and confidential space. Groups are free for currently enrolled students, meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes, include up to 10 participants, and are facilitated by clinical staff members. The UCC offers a variety of groups based upon the unique needs and interest areas of the University students.
The UCC offers couples counseling if both people in the couple are current students who meet eligibility requirements. Couples will be seen separately for an Initial Assessment before couples counseling can begin.
In the case of a psychological emergency, Triage Services are provided without an appointment Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m – first come first serve.
The University Counseling Center offers a variety of crisis services, including triage crisis services during business hours and an after-hours crisis helpline.
After Hours and Weekends:
If you are experiencing a mental health-related crisis or emergency after regular business hours, during weekends, or during a holiday, then call the UCC office at 662-915-3784 to speak to an after-hours 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, triage services are provided at the University Counseling Center without an appointment Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance-Mental Health Program (EAP-MH) is a confidential service provided by the University for all administration, faculty, and staff.
EAP-MH Consultation is a short-term program provided to employees who are experiencing challenging work/life-related situations and might benefit from speaking to a counselor in an individual session. Common topics include stress related to work or home, interpersonal difficulties, or barriers to work productivity.
Four consultations are provided as follows:
- The first consultation is free
- The remaining 3 consultations are charged at $30 per session.
- A fee of $30 is charged for cancellations and no-shows.
Sessions are paid through a payroll deduction. Sessions are renewable each calendar year. Services are for a calendar year (January-December).