More Ways than One to Address Student Issues
By taking time out for counseling with one of our counselors, students have the opportunity to work through personal challenges, enhancing their overall functioning and quality of life. The following services are available through the Counseling Center:
Counselors are available for confidential one-on-one, short-term counseling. The first meeting is called an intake session, where students meet with a counselor to briefly discuss their concerns, establish goals for future counseling appointments and to determine the services needed. Counseling sessions are typically 50 minutes.
Many students benefit from meeting with other students dealing with similar issues/concerns. The Counseling Center offers group counseling opportunities each semester, based upon student need. Students may contact the Counseling Center to inquire about the groups being offered.
Our counselors are available to consult with students, faculty, and staff about any concern. At times, it is helpful to speak with someone before scheduling an appointment or before determining what you may need. We are also available for consultation on how to help a friend or acquaintance who might be having a problem. Please feel free to consult with our counselors, either by phone at 716.888.2620 or in person (Bosch 105).
Weekdays from 3pm-4pm the counseling center offers drop-in hours where students can be seen without an appointment on a first come first serve basis.
Medication services are available through the Counseling Center for students who utilize our counseling services. Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is available for students when referred for a medication evaluation by their counselor in the Counseling Center.
Counselors will meet with students involved in a conflict, i.e. roommates, friends, partners. All parties must be Canisius College students and must be willing to participate in the mediation process.
Educational outreach and workshops
The Counseling Center provides prevention education and outreach to the entire campus community on mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and stress.