Counseling Services provides appointment-based therapy to all enrolled students. Columbia students are offered up to 12 sessions per academic year to be used as clinically appropriate. Counseling Services therapists assess appropriate level of care, provide treatment recommendations; and, if deemed clinically necessary, provide external referrals to community-based treatment.
On the other hand, Student Relations does not have a limit for the number of meetings and services terminate following concern resolution. The Student Relations office utilize a solution-focused model to address academic, housing, medical and behavioral concerns. Unlike Counseling Services, the Student Relations office is able to reach-out directly to students and offer support, referrals, and linkage to the appropriate offices on campus.
The Counseling Services and Student Relations offices often collaborate in providing students and faculty with support and resources. Both offices are staffed with licensed mental health professionals. Both offices work in conjunction to provide students and staff with workshops such as the Wellness Series for the student body throughout the academic year.