Division of Student Affairs > Support Services > Counseling > Counseling FAQs
The exact number of sessions are decided by the counselor and therapist in the spirit of UCS’s time-limited counseling framework. The average number of sessions at UCS (as well as other college counseling centers) is 6. The maximum number of individual sessions (per degree program) is 20. Recognizing that some students may want or need longer term support, our counselors will work with you to provide a referral if that would be helpful or necessary. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for services (for undergraduate students, that’s 2 classes, for grad students, that’s 1 class). Students interested in individual or couple’s counseling are charged $5 per session and $10 per session for the consulting psychiatrist.
Group Counseling: At UCS, there are no session limits with group counseling.
Of course, if you feel you are in crisis and that your emergency cannot wait for a consultation later that day, we will connect you with the counselor on call during that time.
Consistent with our Catholic and Vincentian mission and values, University Counseling Services (UCS) respects the dignity and confidentiality of all students from all backgrounds. Although our staff do not directly ask about legal or immigration status, students are more than welcome to raise it themselves. We recognize the life of undocumented and DACA students may be filled with unique stressors. These may include feelings of uncertainty and fears about the future, loneliness and isolation, depression, anxiety, relationship stress and concern about family members. These pressures may be compounded by one’s legal status and societal opinions about immigration. UCS is staffed by counselors ready to support the emotional and mental wellness of our diverse student body.