On-Campus and Community Resources
Individual therapy provides students with a safe, confidential space to process their experiences with stress. Therapy can be a way to understand how to predict feelings of stress and how to effectively respond to challenging situations.
The Counseling Center's group therapy program can provide options that help students find more effective ways of managing their stress. In the Spring 2016 semester, the Stress and Coping group is being offered as a way to learn specific techniques to manage stress. Consult the list of current group therapy offerings to see whether a particular group could be a helpful resource for stress management.
Emergency Walk-In Services
For situations in which a student is highly distressed and in crisis, the Counseling Center offers same-day walk-in appointments. During these appointments, students can discuss their emergency situation and consult with a therapist about how to best proceed. Some students feel better after just one such meeting, and other students may decide with their counselor that they would be best served by pursuing ongoing services (i.e. individual or group therapy).
Counseling Center clinicians are available to consult with students, parents, faculty, and staff members about matters related to stress. This often means providing an understanding of appropriate services, explaining how to support someone, and providing referrals for community treatment providers.
Dean of Students
When a student is struggling, the Office of the Dean of Students can be a valuable resource. This office can provide students with resources, support, and education. In some situations when a student has decided to pursue intensive treatment while remaining in school, the Dean of Students can also provide guidance on practical matters such as alleviating course loads or changing class schedules.
Wellness at CUA
This online resource has information about a variety of wellness topics, such as relationships, physical health, and emotional health.
Kane Fitness Center
The Kane Fitness Center offers a space where students can exercise and work out to maintain their physical health. This can have numerous mental health benefits, as well, and exercise can be a great way to reduce stress levels.
The following is a list of online resources that can supplement your stress management efforts: