Counseling Center

NOTICE: RWC COUNSELING CENTER – TEMPORARY SERVICE CHANGES

NOTICE: RWC COUNSELING CENTER – TEMPORARY SERVICE CHANGES

The Roberts Wesleyan College Counseling Center continues in its commitment to support students’ mental well being. In light of the campus transition to virtual delivery and distance education, as well as recommendations from the CDC and New York State to limit personal contact, the Counseling Center is implementing the following service changes.

 Please Note: These changes are effective Wednesday March 18th through Tuesday, April 13th

The Counseling Center will suspend all face to face appointments at this time.We will continue to be available by phone (585) 594-6882 and by email counselingcenter@roberts.edu for any student needs. Please note that neither email nor telephone is a HIPAA protected method of contact.

For mental health emergencies, please contact 9-1-1 or if you are still on campus, please call campus safety at (585) 594-7777. In the event of a mental health crisis, please contact the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

 FOR ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES, AND RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO MANAGING ANXIETY AROUND COVID-19, PLEASE VISIT OUR RESOURCES PAGE.

The Counseling Center offers free and confidential mental health services to students of Roberts Wesleyan College. Eligible students can access individual and group counseling, psychiatric services, as well as participate in outreach events on campus designed to provide preventative mental health support. The counseling center offers short-term, goal-focused therapy. Many students are seen for one visit, while the average treatment length is five or six sessions.

To schedule an appointment: Please visit the Counseling Center page on the RWC Intranet site or visit us in the Wellness Center.

The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm when classes are in session.

Counseling is located in the Wellness Center on the upper floor of the Voller Athletic Center (VAC). The Wellness Center is down the hall from the bookstore and across from the mailroom. Please check in with the secretary at the front window to access Counseling Center services.

 

FREE

Counseling center services are covered by the Health and Counseling fees included in your tuition and fees. We do not utilize health insurance for billing.

CONFIDENTIAL

Information about students who access counseling center services will not be shared without the student’s written permission.

The only exceptions to this are for emergencies, (if students pose a danger to self or others) or if you are under the age of 18 and experiencing abuse. A third possibility requiring a release of information would be a court order.

 

Eligibility

Students who are eligible for counseling center services are undergraduate students enrolled in 7 credit hours or more and graduate students enrolled in the Social Work, School Psychology or PsyD programs. If you are ineligible for seeking counseling services, please visit our community resources page to find local mental health support.

Groups We Offer Throughout the Academic Year

The Counseling Center offers Group Counseling and Workshops throughout the academic year.

Skills Group: This group is designed to help individuals change behaviors, emotions, thoughts and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in living. Skills are taught to enhance the individual’s ability to regulate their emotions.  *You must be in individual counseling to participate in this group*

Haven: Haven is a confidential group on campus for students who are LGBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual/pansexual, or questioning their sexual orientation). This group provides a safe place to talk about issues of identity and faith with supportive others. If this describes you, you are welcome at Haven! You can contact the group directly here.

Anxiety Workshop: Wednesday, September 18th from 12pm-1pm in Ellen Stowe

Still have more questions? Please contact the Counseling Center at Counselingcenter@roberts.edu