Individual counseling can help you make important decisions, gain insight into your personal strengths and weakness, and learn to cope more effectively with the demands and difficulties of University life. Short term, on campus counseling services are provided at no cost to you. If appropriate, you may be referred to an off campus counselor or agency for psychological tests or further consultation at your own expense.
All counselors subscribe to the ethics codes of the National Association of Social Workers, and the Oregon State Board of licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.
Counseling services are available between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. A student may arrange appointments with a counselor by calling 503-375-7177 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Most students are given appointments within one or two days of their request. If the student’s need is urgent, every attempt will be made to see them the same day. Students may also download an and then deliver the completed form to the Wellness Center in Davidson Hall.
Is it Confidential?
Yes. All information gathered in counseling, including the fact that a student has come into the Wellness Center, is held in strict confidence. No information is released to college officials, faculty members, parents, or outside agencies except upon written request by the students and what the law requires counselors to report.
What does it cost?
Counseling services, workshops, and group sessions are free to all students. Educational Programs Workshops and ongoing groups are occasionally offered:
- Alcohol / drug problems
- Conflict resolution
- Creative problem solving
- Eating disorders
- Effective study-time management
- Human sexuality
- Loss and grieving
- Stress management
Christian Recovery International
A coalition of ministries dedicated to helping the Christian community become a safe and helpful place for people recovering from addiction, abuse, or trauma
An internet accountability and filtering resource
Dr. Patrick Carnes’ resources for sex addiction and recovery
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
In the Rooms
A list of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Salem, OR, including times and locations
A website created and maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Adult Children of Alcoholics
A twelve step program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes
A nonprofit advocacy website for college students, their parents, and other concerned individuals. Its mission is to inform people about the myths, dangers, and issues surrounding college alcohol abuse. College Binge Drinking features articles that focus on alcohol abuse as well as articles centered on various other topics concerning college students, such as substance abuse, mental health, and prevention. The site is updated weekly to reflect the latest research and news around these issues.
Addiction Center: College Substance Abuse Resources
Information about the most commonly abused drugs in college, binge drinking, pressures to abuse substances, and eating disorders.
Body Image and Eating Disorders
A resource dedicated to providing information and treatment options to men and women suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
Prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders
Intensive inpatient programs for women and girls suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and related issues. Biblically based programs offer hope and healing to patients of all faiths.
Rain Rock Treatment Center
Rain Rock places high priority on individual care including treatment planning and individual therapeutic sessions for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and exercise addiction.
Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and PTSD
Online screening tool
National Institute of Mental Health: Depression
Descriptions of major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It lists symptoms, gives possible causes, tells how depression is diagnosed, and discusses available treatments.
National Institute of Mental Health: Depression In Men
This site is specifically dedicated to men’s experiences of depression
Bi-polar Assessment Tool
Assess the presence and or severity of manic symptoms
(Marion County )
Salem Police Department
Center for Hope and Safety
(Formally Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Center)
605 Center St, NE
24-Hour Hotline: 503-399-7722
General Mental Health
The nation’s only peer to peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students.
An online Christian magazine devoted to discussion of issues commonly encountered by college students
Controlling Anger – Before It Controls You
Anger management tools, American Psychological Association online pamphlet
National Institute of Mental Health: Anxiety
Provides a brief overview of the symptoms and treatment of the major anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder; panic disorder; specific phobias; social phobias; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and post-traumatic stress disorder. Also lists organizations to contact for further information.
National Sleep Foundation
Waking America to the importance of sleep
Everything you wanted to know about sleep, but were too tired to ask
Wright State University Self-Help Checklists
Online questionnaires to help you to evaluate whether you might have significant concerns in such areas as depression, test anxiety, social anxiety, overspending, etc.
University of Chicago Virtual Pamphlet Collection
Psychoeducational pamphlets produced by various counseling centers on a variety of mental health topics, including anger, cults, depression, disabilities, eating disorders, relationships, sexuality, study skills, etc.
Clinical teams work to identify young people who are experiencing psychosis and to provide the information and support they need to continue on their life path.
Sexual Identity/Dr. Yarhouse
Help, research and resources on the topic of sexual identity.
Life Path Ministries- Salem Alliance Church
A recovery program designed to help people get out of areas that they've been "stuck" in. These groups are conducted as a ministry of Salem Alliance Church. Group topics range from self-esteem issues to grief, loneliness, anger, and more. Some last for 8 weeks and some are ongoing throughout the year. Registration is affordable ($20) and scholarships are available for those in need of assistance.
My Plan - Personality test, assessment for growth
Salem Pastoral Counseling Center
A Ministry of Counseling, Compassion, and Care
Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Abuse, and Stalking
McKinley Health Center: Stress
Stress management strategies for the college student
Psychiatric Crisis Center
The Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC) provides crisis intervention services seven days a week, twenty four hours a day for residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley. It is located on the campus of Salem Hospital.
American Association of Suicidology
Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide
Centre for Suicide Prevention
Resources for information, training, and research
The Jed Foundation
The mission of The Jed Foundation is to reduce the suicide rate among college and university students across the United States.
Sites to Promote Academic Success
A sampling of websites that provide tips to help you manage your time, take better notes and study more effectively, work on your memory, take tests, and handle the stresses of college life