Individual Therapy

Learn more about the Mental Health Services philosophy of care and scope of service. Our goal is to provide a range of treatment options to serve our community; if we aren’t able to accommodate your needs, we are happy to help you find a local provider or treatment program.

Initial Consultations

The Initial Consultation (IC) appointment is the first step to determining which resources will be most helpful to you. All IC appointments are 20-25 minutes in length and may be scheduled in person (by request) or via Zoom. Same-day appointments can be made by calling the clinic that serves your program.

Prior to your appointment, you must complete a consent form and a few brief questionnaires to help the clinician who will meet with you understand your needs. Please check in via the MyHealth portal 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete these forms. The IC appointment will focus on the reason you are seeking care, and assessment of any risk factors and questions about your mental health history. At the conclusion of the IC appointment, the clinician will review their recommendations for your care, which may include Mental Health Services resources, a referral to a community provider, or a connection to other helpful Hopkins resources.

Many clients will benefit from group counseling, which can be especially effective for those interested in exploring their interpersonal style and enhancing their approach to relationships in such areas as trust, intimacy, anger, conflict, assertiveness, taking risks, and improving self-esteem. Treatment groups are currently available to students who are eligible for services at the Homewood clinic location, but will be available to all students and learners in Fall 2024.

Individual Therapy

Mental Health Services offers goal-oriented individual therapy. This means that your provider will work with you to develop goals and a treatment plan to address a specific concern, symptoms, or mental health condition. We utilize the CCAPS, a brief assessment tool that helps you and your provider track progress and adjust your treatment plan accordingly. We don’t have specific session limits, but the majority of clients are seen for brief therapy.