Counseling and Psychological Services Center Services Available During the COVID-19 Campus Closure
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CPSC) understands what a stressful and uncertain time we’re all experiencing right now. Most aspects of our lives have been disrupted, including services we can offer. Nonetheless, plenty of support options are available to you, as outlined below:
All WSU Students
Regardless of your involvement with CPSC, we strongly encourage all students to explore the variety of mental health support resources available to you on this website, including some described below.
- Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) has a self-enrolled, self-help option that allows you to access free online mental health educational modules to help you learn about and change how you think and feel. TAO can help you gain a better understanding of your personal experiences and equip you with strategies to reduce your feelings of anxiety and depression. TAO can be utilized anonymously, at your own pace, anytime and anywhere you have internet access. You can enroll for TAO through your eWeber portal. Just search for “TAO.”
- Free online screenings for various psychological concerns are sponsored by MindWise Innovations.
- Check out our “Learn More About…” pages. Each has helpful information to increase your awareness, learn self-help strategies, and connect you to relevant apps and other resources.
- Various treatment options, including those for telehealth and online support, are available on our Local Referrals page. Please evaluate them carefully, considering your own needs and resources.
Current clients who have been engaging in telemental health therapy with a CPSC counselor may continue to do so, pending eligibility. Your counselor will address any concerns regarding your eligibility for services, as outlined in our Scope of Practice. If you have not already signed a TeleMental Health Consent form, please do so online before your next session.
Please make sure that your voicemail is set up and accepting new messages, as this is our primary means of contacting you. If you would like to schedule a session with your current therapist, please call CPSC at 801-626-6406 and leave a message. Our reception staff will return your call as soon as possible.
CPSC is pleased to welcome new clients!
If you are a currently enrolled Weber State student registered for at least one block of Summer semester 2020, please call for an appointment. You will be scheduled for an Initial Consultation by phone, in which a CPSC clinical staff member will assess your needs and determine how best to meet them. Please note that students enrolled in the WSU Early College Program are eligible for CPSC services, but Concurrent Enrollment students are not.
Individuals in crisis should utilize the resources below under “Mental Health Emergencies.”
If the CPSC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Jonathan Selden, is currently prescribing your medication, he will contact you by phone to manage your medication needs during the campus closure. Please make sure that your voicemail is set up and accepting new messages, as this is our primary means of contacting you.
Continue with your medication regimen as prescribed. Keeping your medication regimen consistent is especially important during periods of high stress. Call CPSC immediately if there is a significant change in your functioning or you begin to experience unmanageable side effects.
Call the CPSC front desk at 801-626-6406 and leave a message regarding any medication-related issues. Your call will be returned within 1-2 business days. Please be aware that return calls may come from our office phone number or from an unidentified number. Be prepared to answer the phone when you are expecting a return call.
Please be mindful of refilling your prescriptions on time. DO NOT LET YOUR MEDICATIONS RUN OUT! Before calling to request additional refills, you should check the label on your prescription bottle to see if you have any remaining refills on your current prescription. If you don’t have any refills left, you may request additional refills through your pharmacy or by calling CPSC. It can take up to 3 business days to process your refill request, so please plan accordingly.
- Note: When calling CPSC to request a prescription refill, please include the following information in your voicemail:
- Your full name
- The name of the medication(s) you need refilling
- The name and location of the pharmacy where you would like your refill sent
- You are encouraged to use pharmacies that offer a drive-through pickup option.
- Note: If you feel that your mental health symptoms are stable and you are doing well on your current medications, without any need for medication changes or adjustments, you may request a 90-day supply of your medication through your pharmacy or by calling CPSC.
At this time, we are scheduling only a limited number of psychiatric evaluations. If you are an ongoing CPSC client with a regular therapist and you would like to be evaluated for medication, please discuss your needs with your therapist. Together you can discuss medication options available to you. Please note: Because psychological testing for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders is not currently available at CPSC, new prescriptions for stimulant ADHD medications will not be written.
A variety of virtual groups are available to help you relieve anxiety, manage stress, and receive support. Check out the options!
During the campus closure, CPSC is not equipped to assist with mental health emergencies. Fortunately, numerous options are readily available to meet your needs.
- If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency department.
- Utilize the SafeUT app for 24-hr access to trained crisis counselors, via phone or chat.
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK.
- Affirming crisis support for LGBTQ+ individuals is available through the Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386. Call, text, or chat.
- Sensitive crisis support for students of color is available through the Steve Fund: Text STEVE to 741741.
We are committed to providing mental health resources for our Weber State community and supporting students during this uncertain time. If you have questions, please call 801-626-6406 and leave a message. We will return your call within 1-2 business days.
COVID-19 Related Resources
In this unprecedented period of global uncertainty, numerous mental health resources have been developed and refined to help people cope. Consider utilizing one or more of the workbooks, apps, hotlines, and even games available to you, some of which are highlighted below.
Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
The Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook is an online workbook that you can download for free. It is available in English, Spanish, Dutch, and German. This resource can teach you skills to tolerate uncertainty, engage in healthy daily practices, and create your stress-resilience action plan.
Expressive Writing for Mental Health - PandemicProject
PandemicProject is a place where students, faculty, and staff can write their feelings and experiences with COVID-19 by following various writing prompts. Research confirms that writing releases tension, anxiety, and fear. It allows for the release of pent up thoughts and struggles and replaces those emotions with calm and hope.
Free Emotional Health Relief Hotline - Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is offering a free emotional relief hotline for anyone who needs mental health support related to COVID-19. It’s available 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The phone number is 833-442-2211. Interpretation services are available.
MyStrength App - Free 60-day Trial
In an effort to provide ongoing support for individuals experiencing increased stress due to COVID-19 throughout the state, the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Department of Human Services is excited to announce a free 60 day trial to the myStrength app.
myStrength is digital self-care technology that can provide early intervention or complement current behavioral health treatment.
The guest access is available for everyone in the state of Utah and can be used by health and behavioral health clients and employees.
Set up your guest account in 3 easy steps.
Guest Account Setup:
- Go to myStrength and click “Sign Up” in the upper-right corner.
- When prompted for an Access Code, enter: UDHSguest33
- Complete the registration to create your own unique myStrength homepage.
Download the New Mobile App:
Just because we can’t be together physically doesn’t mean we can’t be socially connected. Nod, a research-backed app, has added ideas and prompts for how you can keep, build and even deepen connections during this time.
Super Better - Everyone Has Heroic Potential
Created by game designer Jane McGonigal, SuperBetter is powered by the Live Gamefully® method; a framework that activates the psychological strengths of gameplay to build resilience -- the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges. More resilient individuals often realize greater success in real life.
Playing SuperBetter unlocks heroic potential to overcome tough situations and achieve goals that matter most.