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Counseling Center Offers Variety of Services
Exponent article by Dr Brian Kassarr
Counseling & Psychological Services
The counseling center at MSU, Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), has a mission to assist students in making their college experience a successful one. We provide services that address the emotional, social, developmental, and academic needs of the MSU community.
Approximately 800 students per year utilize our counseling services. Our staff of psychologists and counselors work with students on a variety of concerns, including issues like homesickness, adjustment to school, academic concerns, career issues, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, past traumas, sexuality, substance use, and relationship concerns. Counseling is free and confidential. CPS provides continuing services for incoming students who are currently receiving treatment or counseling in their hometown.
CPS also provides free informational seminars designed to address basic needs of MSU students. Past topics have included time/stress management, study skills, managing test anxiety/final exams, communication and assertiveness, improving relationships, and coping with depression, anxiety, and body image issues. Over 1000 students attended our seminars last year and felt that they were useful in helping them maintain their success here at MSU.
Students who utilize services at the university counseling center often do better academically are more likely to graduate. If you would like to learn more, feel free to stop in to our office at 211 Swingle (above the Student Health Center and adjacent to the student union), call us at 406-994-4531, or visit our website at www.montana.edu/wwwcc.