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Counseling Services

We realize that the transition to college life can be exciting and challenging. It can also be highly stressful since social and emotional concerns can interfere with effective functioning and academic performance. Counseling Services staff and interns are sensitive and responsive to the needs of a highly diverse student population.

Our services are designed to promote personal growth and emotional well-being while enhancing students’ ability to benefit from the University environment and academic experience. Counseling Services provides a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where students can get the help they need to be successful in college and life.

  • Stress, Worry, or Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Overcoming Depression and Despair
  • Adjusting to University Life
  • Roommate Difficulties
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior

 

  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Sexual Assault
  • Difficult Past Experiences
  • Coping with Death and Grief
  • Health, Diet, and Body Image
  • Academic Stress
  • Self-Confidence
  • Separation from Family and Other Family Issues

 

If you are dealing with any of these issues, or any others, you are not alone. It takes courage to make the first step toward accepting help. Contact us today if you would like to make an appointment.

Counseling Services offers short term counseling and consultation, free of charge, to all undergraduate and graduate students. Referrals to treatment providers in the community are made as needed. We are committed to the well-being of our students and welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way we can.

 


 

Health & Wellness


At UB, we support the physical and mental wellness of our campus community in myriad ways. Professional Counseling Services are available on campus, and serve as a safety net, for our students, faculty, and staff at any time of need. Just contact us to make an appointment so we can address any of your questions or concerns. Appointments can be made by calling 203 576-4454, stopping by Carstensen Hall or emailing  Counseling Services counselingservices@bridgeport.edu

UB Statement of Confidentiality


All counseling sessions are CONFIDENTIAL as well as information related to session attendance, information exchanged in counseling and records kept by Counseling Services.  No information related to counseling sessions will be included in academic records or job placement files.  Students who wish to authorize the release of information can do so only with expressed written consent.

  • When Counseling Services’ staff believe an individual presents an imminent danger to him/herself or others.
  • When the life or safety of an identifiable person is at risk.
  • When Counseling Services’ staff believes that a child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • When a court of law mandates or subpoena’s information.

Counseling Services is subject to Connecticut Privacy Laws and ethical codes of the National Association of Social Workers, American Counseling Association, and/or the American Psychiatric Association.  If you have specific questions about our policies on confidentiality, please ask a Staff Counselor, the consulting APRN, or the Director of Counseling Services.