All currently enrolled LCU students are eligible for an initial assessment appointment. During this session, our trained therapists will meet with you to discuss your concerns and collaboratively determine the best course of action for you, based upon your needs. This could include continuing with individual counseling, group counseling, testing and assessment, and/or referral to an outside resource.
Individual counseling provides you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a therapist who will listen to your concerns and work with you collaboratively to determine your goals. You and your therapist will work together to resolve your concerns. In general, individual counseling may include four to 12 sessions of about 50 minutes each. You have the right to continue or terminate the counseling at any time.
We provide premarital and marital counseling to any couples if partners are currently enrolled LCU students. The couple will meet one-on-one with their therapist to determine their specific goals. As with any of our services, you have the right to continue or end therapy at any time.
The Student Counseling Center offers a variety of group programs each year. Groups may be coordinated around a common theme and provide both education and support for students who have similar experiences. Past themes have included international student concerns, eating disorders, self-injury, depression, and behavioral addictions. The focus of the groups adjusts each academic year in response to student need.
LCU’s Student Counseling Center is equipped to administer many psychological tests. The primary purpose of testing is to help the counselor and the student define a specific set of goals for therapeutic attention. We also offer assessment for career direction and couple’s therapy. Psychological and career testing is available and may include a minimal fee based upon the number and type of assessment measures used.
Psychoeducational and Consultation Services
Student Counseling Center staff and faculty provide consultative and educational services to LCU and the surrounding community through psychoeducational offerings that include topics such as grief, suicide prevention efforts, substance abuse, and enhancing relationships. Consulting services are available to students, faculty, staff, and parents of enrolled students. Please contact the Student Counseling Center for details about these offerings.