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Counseling and Consultation Services

Schedule an Appointment

How to Schedule an Appointment

Appointments to see a therapist may be made online or by telephone.

Apointments are available:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Some things to know for your initial appointment:

  • Intake forms typically take about 15 minutes to complete
  • All 5 forms need to be completed within the allowed 30 minute time frame in the online system
  • Please note that intake forms will not be reviewed by CCS staff until the time of your appointment
  • The morning of your appointment, our office will email you a brief symptom checklist and an appointment reminder
  • Initial appointments are conducted in-person at the HRC, Room 120 unless an exception is required
  • For ongoing therapy appointments, students must physically be located within Indiana


In Crisis and Need Immediate Help?

If you need immediate help, please use one of these options.

  • During business hours, call our office at 317-940-9385, Option #1,
  • Call BUPD via 911
  • Call St. Vincent Stress Center at 317-338-4800,
  • Call the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255 at any time

What if I need an appointment sooner than the online schedule is offering?

If you feel your situation is time sensitive (but not an emergency) and you need an appointment sooner than those that are available online, call our office, 317-940-9385, to talk over your options for care. Also, if you need to change your appointment, please call our office to do so.

What if the services of CCS do not serve my needs?

If our service does not appear to meet your needs, consider using our ThrivingCampus resource to locate appropriate off-campus providers.

What happens during my first appointment?

During the first appointment, your therapist will allow you to share information about yourself and also ask questions to better understand your concerns. Initial appointments generally last 45-50 minutes.

After the initial appointment the CCS staff will meet to determine what type of treatment will best meet your needs (individual therapy, group therapy, or a referral to another provider). You will receive a call from the staff regarding your next step typically at the end of the week in which you did your initial appointment.

If you are seeking advice or information rather than ongoing therapy for yourself, you may also set up a one-time consultation session or meeting with a therapist. Students often come in seeking support on how to help friends/roommates with concerns or to inquire about what kind of services/resources are available for a particular issue, such as sexual assault, alcohol and drug problems, or eating disorders. We can also consult with you to provide additional assistance with referrals off campus if you cannot get your needs met using our online resource, ThrivingCampus.