Counseling & Psychiatric Services
The Counseling and Mental Health Center's (CMHC) staff of psychologists and supervised doctoral interns and graduate students offers students a wide range of counseling services, resources and referrals.
The CMHC is committed to offering services that are inclusive and respectful of all students, regardless of race and/or ethnicity, sex, color, religion, spirituality, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability or veteran status.
Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an appointment by calling 208-885-6716.
The CMHC is located in Mary E. Forney Hall, Room 306. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time, Monday to Friday.
EMERGENCY Crisis Intervention
Same-day appointments are available during normal business hours for students experiencing a crisis. Call 208-885-6716 to schedule an appointment.
Crisis telephone counseling is available after hours and on weekends 365 days a year by calling 208-885-6716.
Many students experience difficulties including stress, depression, anxiety and relationship problems during their college years and find it's helpful to discuss concerns with a counselor.
The CMHC offers short-term counseling based on a brief treatment model to help students learn new skills to deal more effectively with problems interfering with their personal well-being and academic goals.
Undergraduate students enrolled in four or more credits are eligible for counseling, psychiatric services and psychoeducational assessment services.
Students who do not meet the credit-hour requirements and prospective students are eligible for limited services.
Part-time graduate students completing research are eligible for services on a case-by-case basis.
Counseling services are free.
A fee is charged for psychiatric and psychoeducational assessments and to cover the cost of some assessment services.
Yes. Counseling sessions are confidential.
Information cannot be released to anyone outside the CMHC unless authorized by the student, faculty or staff member, or required by law. Idaho state law requires psychologists and graduate intern and practicum students to report limited information if there is reasonable suspicion that a minor, handicapped or elderly person is being abused, or if a person presents a serious danger of harming themselves or others.
Initial screening sessions usually last about 50-60 minutes. Individual appointments usually last 45-50 minutes.