* Due to continued precautions for COVID-19, we will offer both in-person and teletherapy sessions until further notice. Please check with your provider if you have questions or concerns about what format for therapy will be best for your individual situation.*
Individual appointments are approximately 50 minutes in length. Due to the high demand for our services, there are session limits for individual therapy. Students enrolled full-time during the semester may receive up to 15 sessions per academic year. We make every effort to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, but please be aware that there may be a wait for your first-time counseling appointment. After your first appointment, your counselor will discuss with you how frequently to schedule. The actual number of counseling visits is determined individually. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please use the portal to cancel or reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.
If you repeatedly schedule appointments and do not show up for them, we may not be able to provide services to you. Emergency appointments are available to students who may be experiencing a crisis situation. Emergencies during office hours are handled as soon as possible. In case of an evening or weekend crisis, you may call the Mental Health Assistance line at 864-597-4393.
**Now offering "Solution Sessions"** - This appointment type is intended to be a one-time session for students needing immediate and short-term support. This is not for those students seeking ongoing counseling. This session will focus on solutions to a current situation or problem with confidential support from our counseling staff. Students accessing more than two Solution Sessions in a semester will be referred for ongoing counseling.
Communication can often be problematic between two individuals. Relationship counseling will explore communication styles between roommates, friends, hallmates, or couples.
Time-Limited Support Groups
These groups are for students of all ages that are interested in participating in an effective method of promoting change and growth. These groups are particularly recommended for individuals who are motivated for change, willing to share their perceptions with others, and open to receiving feedback. The group will focus on identifying each person’s interpersonal style and understanding how that impacts other people. Goals for the groups include the following: increasing self-awareness, an opportunity to experiment with new behaviors, learning from others, and obtaining support and encouragement.
Safe - A group for survivors of sexual assault and/or abusive relationships to support and share with each other. This is a closed group. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kellie Buckner.
Programs and workshops for campus groups
Counseling Services sponsors workshops and groups in personal growth areas that are of interest to Wofford students. Workshops are offered for one session, usually 1-2 hours in duration, while groups are scheduled for two or more sessions. These can be organized at the request of students, faculty and/or staff.
Risk Reduction Program
The Risk Reduction Program is designed to assist students who are having problems with alcohol and other drugs.
The most important way that we can assist students is to provide information to enable students to make informed and responsible decisions about their consumption of alcohol and the use of other drugs.
Accurate information about alcohol and other drugs is of foremost importance. We will provide the most accurate and up-to-date information on alcohol, other drugs, their use, and the consequences of their use. While some of the information may seem scary, it is not communicated as a scare tactic to keep students away from alcohol and other drugs. Research has been fairly consistent in finding that scare tactics do not accomplish what is intended. However, accurate information is necessary in order to expect responsible students to make informed decisions.
What is an Alcohol or Other Drug Problem?
Individual problems are defined by your own assessment of the negative or self-defeating consequences of your alcohol or other drug use. You define the nature of a problem for yourself. How much or how often you use alcohol or another drug is not always the key issue in defining whether your consumption of alcohol or other drugs is a problem. However, with the high frequency of use and large amounts of alcohol or other drug use can come the increased likelihood that you will have to confront a consequence(s) that you would not typically choose. We can assist you with tools that can help you get back on track with your life and what you want to accomplish.