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Clinical Counseling Services is located on the fourth floor of the A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center (C405). A part of Lawrence Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, Clinical Counseling Services is supported by the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Important Telephone Numbers
Clinical Counseling Services: 248.204.4100
Dean of Students: 248.204.4100
Campus Safety: 248.204.3945
City of Southfield Emergency: 911
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255


Clinical Counseling Services provides:

    • Individual Counseling/Psychotherapy
    • Assessment and Screening
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Referral Services
    • Educational Outreach
    • Consultation

 

Getting Help
Call 248.204.4100 to schedule an appointment with a psychologist.

Initial Appointments
A student’s first appointment with a psychologist is an hour-long meeting to gather background information, explore the student’s current concerns, and work out a treatment plan. Services are tailored to best meet each student’s needs and goals. Students experiencing a crisis are encouraged to contact Clinical Counseling Services immediately for a brief meeting.

Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy involves meeting with a psychologist for up to 45 minutes per session. Sessions can be weekly or at whatever frequency is decided upon by the student and psychologist. These meetings focus on the student’s initial concerns and making progress toward his or her treatment goals. Psychotherapy can be provided on both a short-term and long-term basis, depending upon the student’s needs.

Eligibility
All students who are currently enrolled and registered for classes are eligible for free services.

Individual Counseling/Psychotherapy
Clinical Counseling Services can help students deal with a variety of issues:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Stress management
• Relationship issues
• Cultural adjustment
• Substance use
• Family conflict
• Academic concerns
• Organizational and time management
• Grieving and personal loss
• Emotional trauma

Assessment and Screening
Screening is provided for various psychological and cognitive concerns, such as anxiety, depression, attention, and learning. For more comprehensive evaluations for learning or psychological issues, the psychologists can refer students to private psychologists or psychology clinics. Payment arrangements are between the student and the outside psychological service.

Crisis Intervention
Clinical Counseling Services psychologists are available for crisis situations. When they are unavailable, the dean of students or Campus Safety are contacted.

Referral Services
At times, a referral to an off-campus provider is necessary. Lawrence Tech’s psychologists will work with students to find a treatment provider who will best serve their needs. If students need medications or help managing their medications, referrals to local physicians can be made.

Educational Outreach
Clinical Counseling Services provides training and workshops for faculty and students on a variety of topics, including stress management and psychological and cognitive conditions, such as ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, mood disorders, behavioral dysfunction, learning disabilities, and conflict resolution. Three times a year as part of a national mental health program, Clinical Counseling Services conducts screenings on campus in the areas of depression, alcohol, and eating disorders.

Consultation
Lawrence Tech faculty, staff, and parents who have concerns about a student are encouraged to contact Clinical Counseling Services. The psychologists are available to listen and can help develop a plan to assist the student of concern. The psychologists follow confidentiality laws and cannot disclose whether a student is currently in treatment.

Contact information for Clinical Counseling Services