How does counseling at UALR work?
Any currently enrolled UALR student is eligible to receive our services.
Our individual counseling services are short-term and time-limited. As part of the initial interview, you will be asked to complete paperwork which will help us get to know you. Please allow 90 minutes for this first appointment.
During the initial consultation, the counselor will assess your needs and make a treatment plan based on their professional opinion and in collaboration with you. Individual counseling here at UALR’s Counseling Center might be one of those recommendations.
You and your counselor will work together to decide how frequently and for how long a period it is necessary to meet. In some cases, students are referred to providers outside of UALR’s Counseling Center. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis and is determined by the appropriateness of time-limited treatment for your individual situation, our expertise in treating your particular problem, the availability of staff and other resources, and other factors. Also, if you seek services late in the semester, availability of ongoing services may be more limited.
Counseling services are provided by mental health professionals. Services may also be provided by other mental health professionals, some of whom are in training. All professionals-in-training are supervised by licensed staff.
Any information you share during your contacts with the Counseling Center will be treated with the strictest confidentiality as allowed by law. In accordance with ethical and legal standards, this information will not be disclosed to anyone without your written consent, except in very specific circumstances as required by law.
Counseling records are entirely separate from your academic record.