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How to Make an Appointment

How to Make an Appointment with Student Counseling Services

How to Make an Appointment with Student Counseling Services

What Happens Next?

You will have your first session (also known as the intake session) where you will:

  • Be asked to arrive 15 minutes early for this initial session in order to fill out vital paperwork, and to sign important documents.
  • It sometimes takes more than one session for you and the intake counselor(s) to decide upon the therapeutic goals that will be focused upon in upcoming sessions.
  • In addition, you may be apprised of appropriate group therapy opportunities available to you (both here on campus, and off campus). And you might be referred to the Wellness Center’s Student Health Center, for a possible medication evaluation. Of course, you can always refuse this option. Additionally, you may be referred to other outside help, depending upon the severity of your presenting problem.

What about Confidentiality?

Student counseling at the Wellness Center takes confidentiality very seriously, and follows all applicable federal and state laws relative to this issue, and also adheres to the ethical rules set by the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. We MUST have your informed consent to share information with anyone outside of counseling services, except in specific instances that involve danger or serious harm to you or others, or if child or elderly abuse comes to light, or if a court order comes into play. You will be given the opportunity to read (and sign) intake paperwork that explains these exceptions.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301