Schedule an Appointment

Due to a high demand in our services at this time, we want to alert students to the fact that they will likely need to wait to receive ongoing therapy beyond their initial appointment. In order to serve as many students as we can, we are also attempting to help students using a brief, solution-focused approach. If you would like to pursue therapy services off-campus, either due to the wait or need for longer-term care, feel free to use our referral tool Thriving Campus to help locate a provider. Otherwise, we hope that you can find an initial appointment time using the link below that fits your schedule.

How to Schedule an Appointment

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

Appointments 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

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

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.

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

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.