Consultation & Support: Drop-In Hour

What is it?

The Consultation & Support program provides informal, confidential consultation with therapists from CMHS.  The service is free of charge and offered on a first come first serve basis.  Consultation & Support drop-in is available when school is in session at the following times and locations:

  • Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 2:00pm in Arjona (check in at the CMHS front desk, Rm 437)
  • Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm in the Student Union, Rm 410
    • Please note that drop-in service on 10/24/17 will be held in the PRLACC Conference Room on the Student Union 4th floor.
    • Please note that drop-in service on 10/31/17 at the Student Union is cancelled.

 

Consultation clinicians will provide support, coaching, and connect students to other campus resources as needed.   Although therapists provide this service, it is not a substitute for formal counseling.  The Consultation & Support drop-in hour is also not suited to treat mental health emergencies; students who are experiencing a mental health crisis are encouraged to utilize CMHS On-Call services by calling 860-486-4705.

 

Who is it for?

Students who may benefit from attending a Consultation & Support session include:

  • Students who are looking for advice on a non-clinical issue.
  • Students who are unsure about therapy and are curious about what it is like to talk to a therapist.
  • Students who may have concerns about the mental health of a friend and seek advice on how to support their friend.
  • Students who require assistance connecting to campus resources but are unsure where to begin.

 

How is this program beneficial?

The goals of this program are manifold.  The Consultation & Support program gives space for students to seek immediate support for non-emergent issues.   By doing so, the program provides support to students in need before they reach the level of crisis.  This benefits students’ mental health, as well as our long-term allocation of resources within CMHS.  Furthermore, Consultation & Support meets the social justice mission of CMHS, by reducing barriers to service for student populations who are less likely to seek formal therapeutic treatment.

 

*The Consultation & Support Drop-In hour is inspired by Cornell University’s Let’s Talk program.