Counseling & Clinical Services

The Counseling Center provides free and confidential mental health services for *registered students at the University of Redlands.  All of our services will be available through a secure video platform and via phone.

Individual & Couples Short-Term Therapy

We see University of Redlands students for short-term individual therapy. Our short-term therapy model works best for students who have a mild to moderate range of symptoms. We do not provide long term therapy to University of Redlands students and we are not able to treat students with complex and chronic mental health histories or students with psychiatric needs. (Please see section below, Scope of Services, for more detail.) 

Individual counseling is confidential and is provided by licensed psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors or advanced unlicensed trainees under the close supervision of our licensed staff.

Crisis Counseling & After Hours Consultation

Same day phone evaluations, urgent appointments, and after hours crisis support through the 24/7 Crisis Line.

Single Session Therapy

If/when there is a wait list for short term therapy, we may have appointments available sooner for what we refer to as: Single Session Therapy. Single Session Therapy is a service for students who want to meet with a therapist one time to address one concern in a focused way. Students are permitted two Single Session Therapy sessions per semester and will likely meet with a different therapist if they return for a second Single Session Therapy session later in the semester.

Group Therapy

We provide a wide variety of groups which will utilize a secure video platform at this time in consideration of social distancing.

Referrals

Referrals to the community for psychotherapists, psychiatrists or formal psychological testing.

Outreach & Trainings 

Outreach and trainings are provided by our staff on suicide prevention, stress management, sexual assault, healthy relationships, eating disorders, conflict mediation, etc. Contact the Counseling Center for more information.

Scope of Services

Student concerns best addressed within a brief model of therapy can be referred to the Counseling Center, while concerns requiring long-term or specialized therapy and/or psychiatric medication are best addressed by mental health professionals outside of the university.  
 
The Counseling Center utilizes a short-term model of therapy for individual and couples in order to use its resources most effectively and assist students in addressing issues common in a college setting. Some of the concerns that are commonly addressed in short-term psychotherapy are:
 

Personal: Stress and anxiety, mild depression, anger, loneliness, guilt, self-esteem, grief and loss

Relationship: Romantic relationship difficulties, roommate conflicts, difficulties with coworkers or classmates, concerns with family or friends

Developmental: Identity development, adjustment to college, life transitions, cultural concerns

Academic: Performance anxiety, perfectionism, underachievement,  motivation, concerns about future school and work

Other: Spiritual concerns, body image/food preoccupation, healthy lifestyle choices, minor alcohol and drug use concerns, sexual assault, discrimination and oppression

 

Concerns best addressed in the professional community outside the University are those requiring visits with a therapist once per week, concerns that require comprehensive or specialized services, and concerns related to psychiatric medication. Specifically:

•Recent psychiatric hospitalization and/or history of multiple psychiatric hospitalizations

•Chronic suicidal intent and/or plan and/or severe self-injury behaviors; history of suicide attempts within the past 2 years

•Indications that short-term therapy may be detrimental or non-beneficial, as determined by
the treating clinician

•Evidence or risk of significant deterioration in mental or emotional functioning, requiring more intensive intervention

•Manifestations of psychotic symptoms without willingness to remain on medication for stabilization of symptoms

•Inability or unwillingness to provide the necessary information to thoroughly assess symptoms

Other issues requiring specialized services not available through the Counseling Center:

•Significant drug and/or alcohol problems, such as substance dependence and/or past failed treatments

•Significant or longstanding eating disorder with no period of remission, no previous treatment, or that may pose a medical danger

•Request for formal psychological evaluation

•Services to fulfill court-mandated treatment

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*As of August 17, 2020, there are no federal provisions that allow mental health professionals to practice teletherapy across state lines. As a result, if you reside outside of California, we unfortunately cannot provide individual therapy or group therapy. However, we will provide crisis intervention, consultations, and referrals for non California residents. In addition, we will be offering educational workshops on various topics for all registered students, regardless of your residence status.