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University of North Texas

Division of Student Affairs

Counseling and Testing Services

Individual Therapy

Students meet individually with a trained professional to discuss a variety of issues.  Some common concerns addressed in counseling include stress/anxiety, low self-esteem, body image concerns, identity development, relationship challenges, depression, academic performance, and substance use.  

Individual counseling is designed to focus on short-term goals in order to facilitate students’ college success and adjustment. Clinicians are available to meet with students for a limited number of sessions (short-term), which are approximately 45 minutes in length.  Together, the clinician and student set goals and determine the approximate number of sessions that may be needed.  Clinicians will assess whether sessions are weekly or biweekly, based on students’ needs and concerns.  Please note that, during particularly high-volume or busy times, sessions may switch to 30 minute or bi-weekly sessions with consideration of students’ needs and concerns. 

In some situations students may benefit from more frequent, longer-term, or specialized care.  In these cases, a student may meet with the CTS Case Manager to consult about which resources may be most beneficial.  The Case Manager assists students in making initial contact with an outside provider or agency and can provide follow-up support.  If you are calling to obtain more frequent, long-term, or specialized care, please ask to schedule an appointment with our Case Manager.