The Counseling Center provides free and confidential mental health services for registered students at the University of Redlands living in the state of California. All of our services will be available in a hybrid environment; through secure video platform (Zoom) and in person.Download our brochure here!
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.
Same day phone evaluations, urgent appointments, and after hours crisis support through the 24/7 Crisis Line 909-748-8960.
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.
We provide a wide variety of groups which will be offered in person at this time.
Referrals to the community for psychotherapists, psychiatrists or formal psychological testing.
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
In cases such as these, we can offer an initial assessment of symptoms and then work with the student, and with family if needed, to identify an off-campus provider or program that best meets the clinical need.
We strongly encourage parents and students to have a candid discussion about expected or desired support/treatment needs prior to coming to the university. The Counseling Center staff can assist with identifying, and with facilitating connection to, local specialized providers who may remain a resource to students for their entire academic career. Please call us to consult about the needs of your students if you are unsure of what local support will be needed.