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Clinical Services

We're Here to Talk

We offer a range of mental health services to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Dayton. Services are entirely free of charge to all undergraduates, graduate assistants, and students in the law school, PA school, and Lalanne teachers. For more information about cost, see our FAQs page. For any questions about our Scope of Care, please see our policies page.

Drop-In Hours

The Counseling Center is pleased to offer daily Drop-In Hours so that students may more quickly and easily access a mental health professional. Spring 2023 Drop-In Hours run from January 9, 2023, through finals week. Drop-In Hours are offered in person in Gosiger Hall on the following dates/times:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thursdays from 11 AM - 2:30 PM

No appointment is necessary. Students should check in at the front desk, and are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, except in the case of crisis. This is the entry point both for students wishing to talk one-time with a clinician, and also for those seeking ongoing services.

Let's Talk Consultations

We understand that sometimes there are barriers to coming to the Counseling Center for services. Maybe you're not certain if you want to talk to a counselor, maybe the experience feels intimidating, or geographically Gosiger Hall is not super convenient. Let's Talk consultations take place outside of the Counseling Center, in other spaces on campus. These are structured as one-time, brief interventions where you can talk to a mental health professional in a space that feels more comfortable for you. They can be used to problem-solve a specific concern or to see if you might be interested in ongoing services with a therapist.

 

Follow this link for more information and to sign up online for a Let's Talk
Seminars & Group Therapy

Seminars

The UD Counseling Center offers three-week seminars that introduce a great deal of helpful, foundational skills and tools for managing depression and anxiety. For one hour, once per week, for three weeks, students join in person or by Zoom to bolster coping skills and gain more information about topics such as depression, anxiety, and mindfulness.

Group Therapy

The UD Counseling Center offers a variety of groups to address the diverse concerns of students. Because our groups meet weekly, we will often recommend a group to a student seeking services if they need a more intensive level of care than individuals. Research shows that group counseling is an effective mode of treatment for a variety of concerns, and offers unique therapeutic benefits compared to individual counseling. Flyers have always lived in community; this is an opportunity to heal in community.

 

View our current seminar & group offerings (Porches)
Individual Counseling

In individual counseling, a trained mental health professional helps students define goals, strengthen coping skills, and solve problems related to personal, social, and educational concerns. The frequency and duration of counseling varies from person to person depending on what each person needs. However, students are typically seen 1-2 times per month for 45-60 minute sessions. Students discuss goals and length of the counseling experience with their therapist to determine what is best for them.

Our staff is trained in a generalist approach. We frequently help students who identify struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma, mild substance use issues, relationship to food & body, interpersonal issues, grief, stress, relationships, and many other concerns. Depending on the clinician, we may utilize a variety of theoretical approaches, including CBT, DBT, ACT, feminist theory, IFS, and psychodynamic therapy.

Students in need of more intensive services (e.g., weekly individual sessions, intensive outpatient programs) may need to seek services in the community. UDCC provides generalist services, and so sometimes students in need of intensive services are better served by specialists in the area of concern for the student. If this is the case, UDCC will work with you to connect to a community provider.

Students interested in individual counseling services should come to Drop-In Hours at UDCC and speak with a clinician to see if individual therapy at UDCC would be a good fit.

Psychiatric Services

Sometimes mental health medication can help a student better manage a mental health diagnosis. The Counseling Center contracts with psychiatrists through the Wright State School of Medicine to provide some limited appointment slots throughout the week. In order to be eligible for psychiatric services, students must already be participating in individual therapy at the Counseling Center. Because appointments are limited, there may be a wait for psychiatric services. Psychiatric services are free of charge to all undergraduate students, as well as graduate assistants, law students, PA students, and Lalanne teachers. Charges are only assessed if a student misses an appointment without alerting us ahead of time. Graduate and IEP students can meet with our psychiatrists for a cost.

 

For more information about psychiatric services, follow this link (Porches)
Crisis Services

If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis, we want to help. Crises vary by person, but examples of crisis may include: risk of harming self or others, concerns about suicidal thoughts, or intense trauma responses.

If it is during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM), please give us a call at 937-229-3141 or stop by the front desk in Gosiger Hall. 

If it is after business hours, please call Public Safety at 937-229-2121 and ask to be connected with a therapist on-call. 

 

For more crisis resources, follow this link
CONTACT

Counseling Center

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0910
937-229-3141