In some cases, a combination of counseling and medication may be most helpful in addressing a student’s concerns. When an individual counselor determines that medication may be helpful in addition to counseling, a student may be referred to a staff Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (APRN) to provide consultation regarding potentially useful medications and follow-up treatment.
We provide assessment, evaluation, and medication consultation for those who are:
- considering medication for the first time and
- participating in ongoing counseling at Counseling Services
Students who are already in treatment with a psychiatric provider are encouraged to continue those treatment relationships. Counseling Services works within a short-term treatment model, and if longer-term medication management is part of your treatment plan, we will provide referrals off-campus to a psychiatric provider who can meet your needs.
A note on ADHD Treatment:
Counseling Services does not provide ADHD testing, refills for stimulant medications, or medication management for students who are not also actively involved in counseling at Counseling Services.
We do offer psychosocial treatment to improve coping, stress management, and organizational skills, which can provide long-term benefits for those with ADHD and can also help to address symptoms that may not respond to medication treatment alone.
If treatment at Counseling Services is established, your counselor will work with you to determine an individualized treatment plan, which might include referrals for ADHD assessment and medication management off-campus.