Counseling Center Services

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Services Offered

The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center (SCCC) is available to all enrolled CU Denver students. The counseling center provides strength-based culturally responsive mental health services focused on relationship, support, growth, and solutions. The SCCC uses a brief, goal-directed counseling model that helps students achieve their academic and personal goals. There are no fees for counseling sessions. We also offer an array of other services, such as group therapy, drop-in workshops, and wellness-promotion activities. 

The counseling center welcomes all CU Denver students seeking assistance, however the SCCC is not able to provide specialized, more intensive, or long-term clinical services.  Some examples include services that are required for treatment of acute eating disorders, serious substance abuse/dependence, or acute symptoms that require hospitalization. The SCCC is not able to provide specialized assessments such as child custody evaluations or forensic assessments.  If you are seeking long-term treatment or other services beyond the scope of services that the SCCC is able to provide, it is recommended that you receive care by an outside specialist. You can contact us for a list of referrals in the Denver Metro area. If you are unsure whether or not your specific mental health care needs are covered by the counseling center, please contact us and ask to speak with the “on-call counselor” or schedule a consultation appointment with us. 

  • Intakes
  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Children and adolescents 
  • Families counseling
  • Groups and Workshops
  • Crisis Sessions

We use a brief and flexible 10 session counseling model for students and community members. 

If you would like to learn more about services offered and/or would like to schedule an appointment, please do give us a call at 303/315-7270.

Research on Individual Trauma Counseling

Testing and Assessments

Psychological and psychoeducational testing and assessments are provided by the CU Denver School of Psychology Program in the School of Education and Human Development. 

  • 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.

Crisis Services

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)

for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms in Survivors of Sexual Violence

Research Study

The Effects of Rapid Resolution Therapy for Survivors of Sexual Violence: Preliminary Research Results

  • A research study is being conducted on the effectiveness of a single-session psychotherapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy, on symptoms that result from experiences of sexual violence.
  • If you have experienced an occurrence of sexual violence (rape) any time in the past (at least three months ago), are at least 18 years of age, and have ongoing symptoms (nightmares, anxiety, depression, avoidance, etc), that are a direct result of this event and would like to participate in a free session, please contact: Elaina Swanson, Study Coordinator at 303.514.956.

Conducted through: The University of Colorado at Denver
Sponsored by: Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Pl: Heather Aberle COMIRB#: 19-1453