What is it?
The Consultation & Support program provides informal, confidential consultation with therapists from Mental Health. 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 – 3:00pm in Arjona (check in at front desk, Rm 433)
- Tuesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm in the Student Union, Rm 410
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 SHaW Mental Health 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 SHaW Mental Health. Furthermore, Consultation & Support meets the social justice mission of Student Health and Wellness, 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.