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Counseling Service

At one time or another, students may feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of college, work, family, or relationships. Counseling Service staff are available to help students cope with these and other stressors. About 15 percent of Lewis & Clark students visit the Counseling Service each year. We offer primarily short-term individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as crisis counseling and some psychiatry services´╗┐Our staff´╗┐ consists of licensed mental health clinicians and doctoral practicum clinicians who are supervised by our licensed staff.

Statement of our commitment to diversity and inclusion:  We in the counseling service are committed to providing a safe environment for all by recognizing the unique identities of our diverse Lewis & Clark community. It is part of our professional ethics and personal values to promote inclusion and to be aware of the impact of privilege, prejudice, marginalization, and discrimination in the lives of individuals. We strive to create an atmosphere where we foster dialogue and promote actions that respect and honor all persons. We believe that sharing and supporting varying perspectives facilitates connection, health, and wellness.

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  • Have you experienced a loss? The Counseling Service can help during your time of grief.

  • The Counseling Service can assist students with academic concerns.

  • The Counseling Service can help you with family concerns or issues.

  • The Counseling Service provides crisis counseling sessions. Appointment times are held each day for students who need to be seen urgently.

  • The most common issues that students talk about in counseling sessions are relationship problems, anxiety, and depression.

  • Do you or do you know someone who may have an eating disorder or body image issues? The Counseling Service can help.

  • If you want to find off-campus mental health providers, the Counseling Service or Case Management office can provide you with referrals.

  • Did you know the Counseling Service can help you with stress management or sleep problems?

  • Law, Grad and Undergraduate students can all access services at the Counseling Service.

  • The Counseling Service offers support around sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • It’s not uncommon for students to feel lonely or feel like they have low self-esteem. The Counseling Service can provide tips to improve these feelings.

  • If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the Counseling Service.

  • Support groups are often run out of the Counseling Service. Call us to find out more.

  • The Counseling Service provides confidential individual and couples counseling.

  • Panic attacks are common amongst college students. The Counseling Service can help you manage these.

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