INDIVIDUAL

What it is

Individual counseling is a cooperative venture between the client and the counselor. The focus is on clarifying the concern, exploring options that may become evident to address the concern, and formulating realistic goals that can provide direction. Students interested in using Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) for the first time or when in need of immediate assistance can come to the Walk-In Clinic at TCS on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 AM to 1:30 PM, and on Wednesday and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM. No appointment is necessary.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Except for the counselors at TCS, no Temple faculty, staff or administrator has any access to student counseling records without written permission from the client, or in emergency situations as prescribed by law.

How It Works

Students typically come in once per week for a 45- to 50-minute session, but may be seen more or less frequently depending on individual needs. The average number of sessions students have per year, including the triage appointment and intake, is between 6 and 7.

 

Eligibility

All currently-enrolled Temple undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students may use the services at TCS. Counselors will also refer students to mental health resources on campus and in the city that are specific to their needs. There are no fees for any assistance provided by TCS.