Counseling and Student Development

The Central Department of Counseling and Student Development provides mental health counseling and a wide range of student development services designed to support academic success, as well as help students resolve emotional, inter-personal, behavioral, and other personal challenges. In addition, we offer services and programs intended to promote mental health, while helping students acquire the skills and resources needed to thrive in a university setting.

All services are provided at no costconfidential, and available to all enrolled full- and part-time Central students

Counseling Services Offered:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling and support groups
  • Family counseling
  • Medication management
  • Referrals for specialty, long term, or more intensive services
  • Case management services
  • Crisis Intervention services
  • Risk assessments

Student Development Services Offered:

  • Psychoeducational workshops and webinars for students
  • Consultation and involvement with campus, centers, programs and initiatives
  • Training for Central faculty and staff on a variety of mental health related issues
  • Consultation to Central faculty and staff

Mental Health Crisis Services

Resources available to Central students who are experiencing a mental health crisis


Call 911 if you are experiencing a life-threatening crisis.


National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or text with trained crisis counselors who can help if you are experiencing mental health-related distress, including:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis
  • Any other kind of emotional distress


Student Wellness Center
Students in crisis can call or just walk-in to speak with a counselor when the Student Wellness Center is open.