Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Any currently enrolled undergraduate, dual enrolled, or graduate student working toward a degree may use the services. Spouses, partners, or family members may join sessions with the student's signed consent for therapy sessions. Students under the age of 18 need initial parental consent for services signed by the parent or guardian.
There are no fees for counseling services as long as you are a current or matriculating UNG student.
The purpose of counseling is to help you to help yourself. If you sense that you are "stuck", confused, afraid, anxious, depressed or have some such similar feelings or state of mind, you probably could use the help of a professional who is trained to assist you in just such situations. To have such periods is perfectly normal and to seek help is a sign of wisdom not weakness.
Of course, the therapist will know and you will know and that is it. Only with your written permission may any information be shared with anyone else. The only exceptions to confidentiality are: 1) if it is necessary to tell someone else to protect you or another from imminent harm, 2) the abuse of a child, senior, or handicapped person, or 3) a court of law orders the counselor's notes in a court case.
Therapy is to help you. When you think you no longer need help, discuss termination with your therapist. In the initial session, the counselor will give a professional opinion regarding possible treatment options. You and the therapist will work together to determine what kind of therapy commitment you would like to make. Each therapy session is typically 50 minutes.