Is what I say private?
All services of the SCS are strictly confidential. SCS staff typically will not release any information regarding clients, or the services they receive, to anyone outside of SCS without the written permission of the client. 

No, our services are free of charge for both graduate students and their spouses.
Yes, SCS offers individual and/or couples counseling to resident spouses of graduate students.
No. Some people who come to counseling are very depressed, feel like they may hurt themselves, or have been subjected to abuse growing up. However, many people come to counseling because their grades are suffering, they can't get along with those around them, or they simply need someone to talk to. SCS counselors have diverse experience working with the range of life and academic issues. 

Counseling is a flexible process tailored to your needs.‚Äč The number of counseling sessions you require will depend on your unique concerns and goals in counseling. On average, clients feel they have met their goals in 6-8 sessions.  Some clients stay in counseling longer or come back to focus on a different concern.