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University Counseling Center

Academic Year

Monday - Friday

8:00 am-5:00 pm (8:00-4:30 summer)

341 Knight Hall

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2187

Fax: 307-766-3412

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Student Counseling Services

The UCC is free for students and open 8-5 Monday-Friday to meet with students. Our clinic utilizes a brief, time-effective, and solution-focused approach to treat a variety of concerns, including academics, anxiety, body image, depression, family, grief, relationships, identity, and trauma. The UCC also facilitates groups and workshops throughout the year. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide weekly counseling sessions, but can help connect you to other appropriate resources on campus or in the community.

To schedule, please call 307-766-2187 or come to Knight Hall 341 during office hours.  

  • Initial Appointment: A single, 20-min assessment session to determine the best course of treatment (e.g., individual therapy, groups/workshops, referral). If you feel you are in a crisis, please request a crisis appointment

  • Single Session Therapy: Meant to be a single, 50-minute session to directly address a specific issue. This is not a crisis session and you may seek future counseling if needed. 

What if I am experiencing a concern that cannot be addressed by UCC's model of care? 

Some students experience concerns that cannot be addressed by the UCC’s model of care. The UCC is always available to meet with students and assist them in accessing appropriate services either on-campus or in the community. Some common reasons students are referred to other services include: 

  • A need or desire to be seen more than every 2-3 weeks for individual therapy 

  • A need or desire for uninterrupted services from semester to semester 

  • A need or desire for a specialty or treatment modality we do not provide 

  • A need or desire for intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, or inpatient care 

  • Comprehensive psychological assessment to identify concerns such as ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum disorders, etc. 

  • A need for court mandated assessment. 

  • Students who are currently receiving and intend to receive ongoing individual therapy from an outside mental health provider. This does not apply to students interested in accessing groups, workshops, or crisis services. 

  • Students needing medical detoxification and/or medical stabilization 

  • Students needing or wanting documentation for Emotional Support/Service Animals  



Single Session Therapy (SST) 

Single Session Therapy (SST) is a method of delivering therapy where the client and clinician approach a session with the intention that this will be the only session that the client attends in this circumstance. (Clients are not limited to one SST appointment). Client and clinician will address the need identified by the client and work toward a solution in one session.

Although clients may schedule additional Single Session Therapy appointments, they are first asked to

  1. Reflect on what you learned.

  2. Act on what you learned.

  3. Let time pass, reflect.

  4. Decide if another appointment is necessary.

SST can be advantageous as it addresses the immediate needs of the client, usually with a same day appointment. SST focuses less on the intake process and allows the client and clinician to maximize the first therapeutic encounter.

SST is not a substitution for Crisis Interventions Services involving potential threats of harm to self or others. Crisis situations will continue to be addressed by UCC clinical staff as a top priority

SST is not recommended for long-term or chronic mental health needs. Clients will be given referral options, either to another treatment modality within the UCC or to a campus or a community provider, should SST not be the appropriate level of treatment.

Clients may choose whether they would like to engage in SST or traditional individual or group therapy. Please indicate in communication either to the front office staff or in digital communication which type of treatment is being sought.

The UCC staff is happy to answer any questions about SST by contacting our office at 307-766-2187.

Contact Us

University Counseling Center

Academic Year

Monday - Friday

8:00 am-5:00 pm (8:00-4:30 summer)

341 Knight Hall

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2187

Fax: 307-766-3412

Find us on Instagram (Link opens a new window)

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