Counseling Center Services

Notification of Change in Counseling Services

The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center will temporarily close its physical location, but will be providing remote, online counseling services, effective Monday, March 16th, due to the developments related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This is following the protocol of the University of Colorado system as well as the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) recommendations for exposure. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as we coordinate our planning and response. 

We will be offering the following services via telehealth/online video calls:

  • Intake appointments 
  • Crisis sessions to address acute mental health crises
  • Regular individual therapy sessions with your ongoing counselor

In order to access these telehealth services, you will need to do the following:

  • Electronically sign a consent form agreeing to engage in online counseling services
  • Have a stable internet connection and access to email in order to receive the encrypted Zoom invitation to meet with a counselor

Counseling

Counseling services are available at no cost for all CU Denver fee-paying students. Community members and Denver Public Schools (DPS) students and family members can also receive services for a nominal fee. Call us at 303-315-7270 to schedule an appointment.
  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Children and adolescents
  • Families

We use a brief and flexible, 6 – 12 session counseling model for students and community members.

Weekly Student Workshops

Group Therapy Offerings

Each semester the counseling center offers a variety of groups, such as Interpersonal Process Groups, where a variety of presenting issues may be processed among a group of peers, during which the group offers a variety of suggestions and diverse feedback to promote growth and perspective.  During the Fall 2020 semester, groups will be held via Zoom and will last an hour. A brief group screening appointment is required before joining a group.  Please contact Stephanie.bowlin@ucdenver.edu to schedule your group screening appointment.  Once you are on the roster, a date and time will be selected that works with most group members.  Group will close to new group members early October 2020. This service is free and does not count toward your session limit.

See the information below to help you learn more about what Group Therapy is all about.

Skill-based group workshops take place during the Fall 2020 semester Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. via zoom starting in October. Please email stephanie.bowlin@ucdenver.edu to register, upon which you will receive a Zoom link and any handouts you may need for the workshop.  Registration will close one hour before the meeting.  No cost for fee-paying students.

Here is the lineup for October:

  • Week 1 (10/7) Stress Less
  • Week 2 (10/14) Manage Your Mood
  • Week 3 (10/21) Peace of Mind
  • Week 4 (10/28) Relationships

Let's Talk

Drop-in, informal consultations with one of our counselors.

  • No cost for fee-paying students
  • Confidential
  • No paperwork
  • No appointment needed
Whatever you want to talk about, we're here for you.

Lynx Connected Suicide Training

Identify Behaviors, Help Those in Distress

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college-aged students. We aim to change this, together. Lynx Connected is a training offered to faculty, staff, and student leaders that educates about warning signs of distress, skills to compassionately support others, on-campus resources, and more.

Risk Factors and Warning Signs

  • Talking about suicide or wanting to die
  • Talking about feeling like a burden or having no reasons to live
  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Depression symptoms like feeling worthless, helpless, or hopeless
  • Substance abuse
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Isolating and withdrawing
  • Giving away possessions, saying goodbye

Presentations

We offer a variety of presentations and trainings to students, faculty, staff, and student organizations, including personalized programs. We aim to extend education and prevention for mental health and wellness beyond our center. To request a presentation, please fill out the request form.

Psychological Testing

Assessments are provided by the CU Denver School of Psychology Program in the School of Education and Human Development. Testing and assessment services offered:  

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) 
  • Behavior Disorders 
  • Academic Achievement 
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Autism​

Costs range from $400 - $425​. To learn more call us at 303-315-7270.