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.

 

Group counseling

Life Skills
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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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Details

6 weeks | $50

Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5 p.m. beginning March 29, 2022.

Email Brian Arens or call the FLC Counseing Center for more information.

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Dream Group
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Curious to learn more about your dreams and what your dreams are telling you? Craving deep, long-lasting connection with like-minded peers? Interested in self-growth and gaining more insight into your life? Want to become more attuned to your dreams? Craving deep, long-lasting connection with like-minded peers? Dream Group at the Fort Lewis Counseling Center might be for you!

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Details

Weekly In-Person Meetings with Meghan Doenges and Danielle Beamer:

  • Fridays: 3 - 5 p.m.
  • February 11 - April 29, 2022
  • $70 for the whole semseter

Contact the FLC Counseing Center for a meet and greet if you're interested!

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Nature Therapy River Trip
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Fort Lewis Counseling Center and FLOW present Nature Therapy River Trip: Connecting with nature, ourselves, and each other.

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Details
  • March 18-20, 2022
  • Led by Aaron Belson, LCSW and Counseling Center Staff
  • Trip will include group therapy sessions to prepare and conclude the experience.
  • Cost: $70

More information to come! Contact Aaron at the FLC Counseling Center if interested.

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Grief Group
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Are you struggling with the loss of someone you love? Losing someone you love can be an intense human experience. Navigating the changes in your life and going through the heavy emotions can be hard to handle on your own. The FLC Counseling Center Grief Group can help! 

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Details

This will be an in-person group, limited to eight individuals. Each session will be led by FLC Counseling Center counselors.

  • Mondays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • February 28 - April 18, 2022
  • Noble Hall Conference Room (Noble 267)
  • $65 for all 8 sessions

Contact the Counseling Center for more information.

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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.