Individual Therapy

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy is a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental place to confidentially explore issues of personal concern, make decisions, learn about yourself, gain new life skills, and get support.

Examples of some common issues students bring to therapy include:

  • Relationship struggles
  • Low self-confidence
  • Sexual concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity confusion
  • Healing from traumatic experiences
  • Test anxiety
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnoses

Sessions are 50 minutes long and confidential.

Who is eligible for individual therapy?

  • Students are eligible for up to 12 sessions of individual therapy, couples therapy, or combination when they are actively taking classes.
  • Students’ 12 session limit renews each May 31.
  • Depending upon the nature of your concerns, you may be referred to another agency for services to ensure you receive the care warranted.

What is the cost for services?

  • Fees for services are already included in students’ previously paid fees. No additional charges are incurred.

How do I know if I could benefit from individual therapy?

There are many reasons people seek therapy, ranging from difficulty going to work, school, and tending to important relationships to a desire to reach one’s fullest potential. Some questions to consider:

  • Do you sometimes have a hard time being the person you want to be?
  • Do your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors cause you pain?
  • Do you want to learn more about your patterns in relationships with others?
  • Are there worries in your life that you have not been able to resolve?
  • Are family, friends, or other caring people concerned about you?
  • Do you need new mental health providers after a move?

What is confidentiality?

  • Confidentiality is one of the mental health field’s top priorities.
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How do I begin individual therapy?

  • Call or stop by TWU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) location closest to you to schedule an intake appointment.
  • Prior to your appointment, you will be asked to complete intake paperwork.
  • During the intake appointment, you and a therapist will begin to explore the nature of your concerns and goals.
  • You and the therapist will collaboratively determine which resources available at CAPS, (or another agency), are best suited to address your needs.
  • Ongoing therapy sessions are scheduled by appointment at the conclusion of the intake appointment.
  • During peak service times, you may be placed on a waitlist for services. Referrals will also be provided.