Starting August 17, 2020, Counseling Services are available via telephone, video telehealth, or in person, as appropriate, by appointment only. Please call (859) 572-5650 to schedule an appointment.
In the event of a crisis/urgent matter, a clinician will be available vy appointment during regular business hours (8:15a - 4:30p) at (859) 572-5650. For after-hours psychological emergencies, please contact (859) 572-7777 (NKU University Police).
When college life gets overwhelming individual counseling can help you to:
Seeking help is a sign of strength. The counseling relationship often helps you to discover what you really want to do, helps you get a better understanding of yourself, and can help you to develop more effective coping skills.
Our hope is that this work will create lifelong changes that help you reach your potential in college and beyond.
Individual and group counseling sessions are covered under many health insurance policies.
A fee of $15 per individual counseling session is available for uninsured students, or students choosing not to use their insurance. Group therapy sessions are Free. Services with graduate school student interns are free.
Please call our secure phone line to pay fees at (859) 441-0407.
Please visit our Costs and Health Insurance Information page for more information.
Yes*, Counseling services are confidential within the limits of the law.
State laws and professional standards require that we maintain a record of your treatment. Your treatment and your treatment records are confidential and are considered separate from educational or employment records maintained by the university. Your written consent is required to disclose treatment information beyond disclosure to the treatment team. Treatment records contain information that can be misunderstood by non-mental health professionals. Therefore, it is our preference to discuss these records with you in person, or to have them sent to a designated mental health professional.
Any disclosure in these situations will be made to an appropriate authority, and will be limited to material directly pertinent to the issue involved.