The first session is a time for you to get to know your counselor and for your counselor to get to know you. You will fill out some paperwork and then talk with your counselor about why you decided to seek services. After that, you decide what you want to talk about. Your counselor will never force you to share anything you are uncomfortable with, but will look to you as the guide, because after all, you are the expert of your life, not us!
Any undergraduate or graduate student can utilize Rosemont’s counseling services.
Yes. In order to meet with a counselor, you must make an appointment. You can e-mail one of the counselors directly (e-mail addresses are listed to the left) or you can come into the office and fill out an inquiry form.
It depends. Your meeting with us is strictly confidential. However, with your permission, there are times when a counselor might ask you to sign a release to speak with someone else such as an outside therapist, a medical doctor or another professional who could be of help to you. Additionally, if you were mandated to see a counselor because of a judicial sanction from Residence Life, we have to communicate that you have completed your required program.
With all that said, the specifics of what you say in a counseling session are confidential and we hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to your privacy.
Our services are completely free!
The duration of counseling depends on what you come in for. Sometimes, a problem can be solved in just a few sessions. Other times, you might wish to come for longer. You and your counselor will decide together how long you should be in counseling. The important thing is that we do not limit students to a specific number of sessions. You can come in for as many or as few sessions as you like.