Frequently Asked Questions
Each person seen by our counselors has an individualized treatment plan. To respect client confidentiality, we cannot share the reasons why a student may have been seen for more sessions than another student. Please know that we are doing our best to meet all students’ needs based on their presenting concerns and appropriate, available resources.
Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Many people experience difficulties, but few speak openly about them. You may feel like you are the only one struggling, so it can be a relief to listen to others and realize you're not alone. Others in the group may come up with ideas for resolving a problem, and hold each other accountable along the way.
Confidentiality is an important ground rule in support groups; a member who violates it may be dismissed. However, students are encouraged to use discretion and keep in mind that there is no guarantee of absolute privacy when sharing with others. Group members often start out as strangers but become valuable and trusted sources of support for each other.