Find the approach that fits for you

As a student at FLC, you have the Counseling Center staff available as a support. Your student fees cover some services, while others do incur a cost. You don't have to face life's challenges alone. Contact the Counseling Center to learn more about any of the services we offer.

Individual counseling

In individual counseling, you’ll explore personal challenges at your own pace in one-on-one, confidential dialogue with a trained counselor. Many students seek individual counseling to address stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, identity questions, body image, eating disorders, relationships, loneliness, physical or emotional abuse (past or present), or changes in mood or behavior that are difficult to explain. Individual counseling is a collaborative process that unfolds as you develop your relationship with your counselor.

If you are enrolled in at least 8 credits, your student fees include an intake and four counseling sessions. Additional sessions are $35 each. Sliding scale available.

 

Triage same-day brief sessions

A brief (20-minute) appointment designed to briefly and quickly assess your needs and provide therapeutic insight into the best next steps for your situation. This might include scheduling an intake evaluation in the counseling center, a referral to a campus/community provider, and/or bits of education to meet your needs. Call the Counseling Center, starting at 8 a.m. to set up an appointment. Once same-day spots are filled, we'll encourage you to schedule for the following day.

Group counseling

In group counseling you can explore your individual concerns, learn from other people’s experiences, and discover new aspects of yourself in relation to others. Our groups typically include 6-10 students who meet regularly with one or two trained group counselors. Each group has a particular focus, such as women’s issues, existential concerns, or relationship to nature. By exploring the group’s topic collectively, individuals encounter opportunities to give and receive feedback. This process typically results in new insights and understandings that may help you face your unique challenges, and even open up powerful new relationships.

For most groups, you’ll contact the Counseling Center to schedule a “group screening” with the facilitator. This is a brief interview to help determine if the group is a good fit for you. Group fees vary; none exceed $70 per semester.

  • Life Skills
  • Altered States of Consciousness
  • Pandemic Blues
  • Men's Group
  • Dream Group
  • Students of Color Support Group
Life Skills

Do life more enjoyably. Learn a broad range of skills to manage stress, overcome depression and anxiety, and improve your relationships with yourself and others. We’ll focus on mindfulness, communication skills, and emotional health.

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Life Skills Group is held on Mondays from 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Contact the Counseling Center to schedule a “group screening.”

Altered States of Consciousness

Drop in to explore the varied states of consciousness available to us as humans, and connect with your group-mates to share in experiences and discussions about our human journey. As an “open” group, participants may vary week to week. There is no fee to attend.

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Altered States of Consciousness is held on Wednesdays 4 - 5:30 in Noble 110.

Just show up, no need to contact Counseling Center first – unless you have questions.

Pandemic Blues

To say this year has been challenging is to grossly understate the issue. However this pandemic has affected you, you’re not alone. Come to this free, weekly drop-in group to connect with others, share strategies for coping, grieve, find strength, remember your best self, and more. Open to all FLC students. There is no fee to attend.

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Pandemic Blues meets every Wednesday (beginning February 10) on Zoom from 4 - 5 p.m.

Drop in on Zoom

Men's Group

When you sweep things under the rug they start to stink. Men’s group is a place for men to gather, process, and listen to each other once a week.

Men's Group meets Wednesday or Friday afternoons (TBD)

Contact the Counseling Center to set up a meet & greet.

970-247-7212 | counselingcenter@fortlewis.edu

Dream Group

Curious to learn more about your dreams and what your dreams are telling you? Craving deep, long-lasting connection with like-minded peers?

Tuesdays - Time TBD

February 16 - April 27

Contact the Counseling Center to schedule a meet & greet

970-247-7212 | counselingcenter@fortlewis.edu

Students of Color Support Group

This group provides a safe space to come together and share. Meetings are held in El Centro de Muchos Colores, and are co-facilitated by Diversity Collaborative and FLC Counseling Center staff. This is an “open” drop-in group. No need to sign up, and no fee to attend.

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This is a free, drop-in group that meets from 1 – 2 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 17, with KassC
  • March 31, with Simon
  • April 14, with Tarecka
  • April 28, with Doug

No need to sign up in advance, but if you have questions, contact the Counseling Center.

Skyhawk Self Care Series

Join us for quick tidbits to support your wellness, growth, and learning. Always open to students, these are sometimes open to staff & faculty, too (noted as such in the schedule). We'll cover topics such as:

  • Managing stress, anxiety, & depression
  • Making friends during a pandemic
  • Bodies and mood
  • Self-compassion, self-advocacy, and much more.

 

Wellness workshops

Attend free online workshops to support yourself in staying healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Wellness workshops are hosted by Counseling Center Director, Amie Bryant, on Zoom. Topics include Self-care in the Virtual World, Support in Unique Times, and Grief & Loss. Wellness Workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff and there is no fee to attend.

 

Advocacy / Case Management

Work with someone confidentially to help you find the supports and services you need to succeed. The Advocate / Case Manager collaborates with Counseling Center staff to connect you with on- and off-campus resources specific to your needs. Services may include, but are not limited to, overall wellness, diversity awareness, education, Title IX concerns, wrap-around care with other campus departments, or connections to community-based services.

Confidential sexual assault services

Discuss and process instances of sexual assault or violence with a trained professional in a safe, confidential space. You may not know if your experience “counts” as sexual violence, you may be concerned about the impact of talking about it, or you may want assistance with next steps. Your session is confidential so any action you wish to take, including making a report, is up to you. Find support and create a plan to move forward in safety and healing. Read about our Survivor Support Fund.

This service is completely free.

Consultation

Counseling Center staff are available to consult on situations between students, faculty, staff, and parents, while maintaining client confidentiality at all times. Your counselor can answer specific questions you may have about this.

Psychiatric consultation

Counseling Center staff are able to refer clients to our consulting psychiatrist for evaluation and guidance to support students in accessing any psychiatric services they may need.

Medical mental health evaluation and management

Your counselor is able to refer you for medication evaluation and follow-up with our consultant. Our Medication Specialist comes to the campus weekly for limited appointments. Evaluations are $50 and follow-up appointments are $25.

The Counseling Center can also make referrals to off-campus resources.

Collaboration, education, & outreach

In addition to conducting direct outreach to students at campus events, we also present at departmental events, upon request.

Request a presentation

The Counseling Center is part of the campus Health and Wellness Collaborative, and provides mental health outreach and education on campus and in the community. Be sure to explore the other services and programs available through the Health and Wellness Collaborative.