Counseling Services Furman University

There are lots of different reasons students come to the counseling center for help. Our welcoming counselors will talk with you about any concerns you have and help you find the best treatment plan. With your permission, we'll also work closely with other departments on campus to make sure you have all the resources you need to have a happy, successful college experience. 

Individual counseling

An initial individual counseling session is your first step to creating a treatment plan. During this first session your counselor is only interested in having a conversation with you and getting to know you. You’ll talk about your concerns, what led you to this point, and how your past experiences might affect how you’re feeling today. At the end of the session you and your counselor will come up with a plan based on what treatment options you want to pursue. You can decide to pursue more sessions at the Counseling Center, get a referral for our nutritional counseling or psychiatric consulting, or ask for a referral to an off-campus mental health provider.

Ready to get started? Schedule an appointment at the Counseling Center today.

Nutritional counseling

Our registered dietitian can help with everything from finding a healthy way to lose weight or transitioning to a vegetarian diet to helping you deal with and eating disorder or body image issues.

We know not all of the students who want nutritional counseling have a mental health concern. That's why we offer up to three appointments without a referral from the Counseling Center staff. If you need additional sessions, we ask that you come in for an individual counseling session to discuss your needs.

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Psychiatric consultation

During the course of your treatment you and your counselor might discuss the option of including medication in your treatment plan. This is a decision that you make for yourself, but if you decide you are interested, your counselor can refer you to one of our part-time psychiatrists for a consultation. You’ll continue to see your regular counselor for individual sessions, but the psychiatrist will manage any medications prescribed for your mental health concerns.

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