The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) is committed to providing a wide range of individual counseling services to students at University of Idaho that are inclusive, effective and adhere to professional confidentiality standards. In general, practitioners at the CMHC provide short-term counseling services to students but there is not a session limit and students are encouraged to discuss their specific goals during the initial appointment. If you are wanting or needing longer-term individual counseling a referral to a community provider may be considered alongside other options such as group counseling or psychiatric services. If you decide that a referral to the community is the best option given your goals then case management services are available to assist you in the referral process.
The first step in getting started with individual counseling is to schedule an initial appointment. The initial appointment is an opportunity for you to discuss issues you are hoping to address in counseling, establish goals for this work and develop a plan with your clinician for meeting these goals. Most clinicians schedule follow-up appointments every other week, but the frequency of appointments will be decided during your initial appointment. Most clinicians schedule 45 minutes for individual counseling and these appointments may be conducted via telepsych. Please let your clinician know if you do not have a confidential space in your residence and/or lack access to equipment that can run zoom. The CMHC does have rooms on site and in the Dean of Students Office that can be used for counseling appointments conducted via zoom.
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.