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 access the Walk-In Clinic here at TCS Monday - Friday, from 10 AM to 1:30 PM. No appointment is necessary.
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 are seen once per week for a 45- to 50-minute session, but may be seen more or less frequently depending on individual needs (i.e. biweekly sessions, weekly for 30 minutes). The average number of sessions students have per year, including the initial assessment, is between 6 and 7.
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.