Counseling at St. Thomas University

Location
The Student Health Center is located in the Student Center (between the baseball field and the cafeteria) in the south end of the building near the Rathskeller.

Cost
There is no cost to St. Thomas University Students for counseling services.

Counseling Sessions
Individual therapy offered at St. Thomas University is a 30-45 minute session with a licensed professional. Students may receive up to eight counseling sessions per semester. Students who need more than eight counseling sessions may receive an off campus referral based on the student’s preferences and needs. Counseling is available for all St. Thomas University students.

Reasons to Consider Seeking Counseling

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment to College/Homesick
  • Problem Solving Skills/Study Skills
  • Eating Disorder/Body Image
  • Depression
  • Social Isolation
  • Family Problems
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Relational Problems
  • Acquaintance Rape/Assault
  • Mental Illnesses/Bipolar Disorder/Schizophrenia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Appointments and Scheduling
Appointments are not required for your sessions; however, it is recommended that you contact the counselor via email (joramas@stu.edu) to ensure that she is able to meet with you during your available time. Walk-ins are welcome, but may need to wait to be seen if Ms. Oramas is with meeting with another student. Please note, Health & Wellness only communicates with St. Thomas University students through their STU email accounts.

Confidentiality
Counseling records are kept strictly confidential and separate from the student's academic and medical records. Student information/records are not disclosed without the student's written consent, except in life threatening situations. Additionally, contact between counselor and student will be initiated by the student; the counselor does not contact or disclose that a student is seeing a counselor.
 
Contact
joramas@stu.edu