Counseling Center staff offer the following services to FLC students:
Individual counseling is a collaborative process in which a unique, confidential helping relationship is developed between a counselor and a student in order to explore feelings and behaviors, and to resolve personal problems and issues in accordance to the needs of the student. Some of the issues often addressed in individual counseling include (but are not limited to) stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, identity issues (cultural, religious, sexual orientation, etc.), body image, eating disorders, relationships with others, loneliness, physical or emotional abuse (past or present), changes in functioning, and irritability. Students taking eight credits or more are entitled to have an intake and four free counseling sessions. Students who need therapy beyond the free sessions may pay a $35 fee.
Group therapy consists of approximately 6-10 individuals meeting face-to-face with one or more trained group therapists. Members give feedback to each other based on expressing their own feelings about what someone says, or does. It is a safe environment in which members work to establish a level of trust that allows them to talk openly from personal experience, and to try out new ways of behaving. The FLC Counseling Center provides various therapy and support groups each semester based on the belief that individuals with similar difficulties can share concerns and be supportive of each other; this support often facilitates change. Typical groups offered include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) group, social confidence group, men's group, and dream group. There is a $70 charge per semester for any group.
Consultation is a process of discussing situations with FLC faculty, staff, and parents who can help identify specific problems with students. Student confidentiality is protected. Your counselor can answer specific questions you may have about this.
A consulting psychiatrist is available to serve students in conjunction with counseling services. Psychiatric services are available by referral only through a Counselor in the Counseling Center.
The Counseling Center can also make referrals to off campus resources and provides mental health outreach on campus and in the community.