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:
If you are a current CPSC client who has been seen individually for at least one session this semester, your therapist will reach out to you by phone to assess your needs and determine how best to meet them. Please make sure that your voicemail is set up and accepting new messages, as this is our primary means of contacting you.
If you haven’t already registered for Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), please do so. A secure videoconferencing option is available through this platform, but you must first set up an account. You can do this by searching for “TAO” in your eWeber portal. Enter your mail.weber.edu email address. Your CPSC counselor will assist you in creating an account if you are using TAO for videoconferencing.
Although we are not currently scheduling individual appointments for new clients, a variety of other helpful resources are available to you on this website.
- 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.”
- 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.
- We are working to develop new and creative options for mental health support and make them available to all WSU students. Please stay tuned…
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 will come 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 refilled
- 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 not scheduling new 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. You will be informed about any new availability for psychiatric evaluations if they arise.
All current groups have been canceled for the duration of the campus closure.
Mental Health Emergencies
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.