Counseling & Psychological Services
We ask that you please contact the CPSC in advance to cancel appointments you are unable to attend, so that the appointment slot might be made available for another student.
Students sometimes have problems that make their academic and personal lives at colleges difficult. Students come into Counseling & Psychological Services for a variety of reasons. While some students seek help when they are in crisis, it is not necessary to have a serious problem to see a counselor. Sometimes what is needed is to have someone with whom to talk things over.
Some problems that students commonly experience include adjustment to college or life transitions, relationship concerns, depression and anxiety, eating and body image concerns, family problems, recovery from abuse, trauma, alcohol and substance abuse problems, stress, grief and loss, social anxiety, test anxiety, and identity development.
An important advantage of speaking with a counselor rather than with family or friends is that counselors are trained and supervised in working with problems faced by college students, are not personally involved in your life, and can be unbiased in helping you to resolve your problems.
Counseling may take one or several visits. The frequency of sessions is negotiated with your counselor. Most sessions usually are about 45 minutes long.
Counseling is available for heterosexual and gay and lesbian couples. Only one member of the couple needs to be a currently enrolled student to utilize this service.
Group counseling provides a safe and structured place where you come together with others to share problems or concerns, to better understand your own situation, and to learn from and with each other. Group counseling can help people learn more about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships.
The Rowan Counseling Center provides a variety of counseling and therapy groups each semester depending on student needs. Group topics include:
For a list of our current groups please visit our Group Counseling page or call the center at 856-256-4222.
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment
The counseling center is offering a combination Psycho-Educational / Process Oriented Substance Abuse group with a Motivational, Stages of Change format for students who have concerns about their own use or abuse of alcohol, and other drugs. A combination of education on substance misuse and exploring one’s readiness to change is the basic theme of the group. The group offers students a safe environment to explore their relationship with substances and insight to make appropriate changes that can help avoid consequences resulting from abuse.
For more information contact Bob Logan @ x4222.
For information regarding alcohol/other drug abuse and addiction please visit the Healthy Campus Initiatives Website http://www.rowan.edu/open/studentaffairs2/hci/healthymind/aoduse.html/index.html for more information.