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Counseling Services

Individual Therapy
  • Consultation Appointment (to discuss services or obtain information).
  • Initial  assessment (determines mental health needs, providing referrals for on and/or off campus services).
  • Individual Therapy (one-on-one counseling).
  • Psycho-education (one-on-one education session to learn more about a variety of mental health and substance abuse concerns).

In order to have a positive outcome, it is important to attend sessions regularly and try to apply what you have gleaned from sessions, in your life outside of sessions. There are times when you may feel you are making great strides and other times when you feel you are at a standstill; this is normal in the therapy process.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a way for students to work through concerns with the help of other students and a trained facilitator. in a safe place, to talk about concerns and learn new ways to interact and learn from other students. The counselor develops a safe, trusting and confidential space for all students to feel comfortable sharing.

Some groups are therapeutic (confidential and typically based on a common topic like anxiety, depression, or identity concerns). Therapeutic support groups are people with common experiences providing each other with encouragement and advice. Non-therapeutic groups address a variety of psycho-educational topics in an open setting, such as learning skills on how to getting along with others, making decisions and solving problems.
Psychiatric Services
  • Evaluations and or medication management.
  • Available for students currently working with a therapist from the Lynn University Counseling Services
  • The Counseling Services team will determine if on-campus Psychiatric Services are appropriate for you and will provide off-campus referrals when indicated.

Counseling Services Scope of Care

Areas Within Our Scope of Care
  • Depression and anxiety, 
  • Interpersonal/relationship difficulties
  • Issues pertaining to sexuality 
  • Eating behaviors and body image
  • Alcohol and substance use, relapse prevention
  • Personal growth and development
  • Adjustment to college life
  • Family conflict
  • Identity development/diversity
  • Management of emotions
  • Trauma/assault
Areas Outside Our Scope of Care
  • Chronic suicidality and/or self-injury behaviors; history of repeated suicide attempts;
  • Indication that short-term therapy may be detrimental or non-beneficial;
  • Evidence or risk of progressive deterioration in mental or emotional functioning, requiring intensive intervention;
  • Presence of psychotic symptoms without willingness to remain on medication for stabilization;
  • Presence of significant drug and/or alcohol problems such as current substance dependence, primary substance abuse, and/or past failed treatments;
  • Presence of significant or long-standing eating disorder with no period of remission, no previous treatment, or that may pose a medical danger;
  • Treatment for physically or sexually aggressive or inappropriate behavior.
Students whose needs fall outside the scope of services and/or have scheduling needs that fall outside of staff availability are generally referred to community resources.