About Counseling & Wellness Services

You are here

Services We Provide:

  • Short-term, goal-oriented individual counseling
  • Referral services to local support resources (Food, utilities, medical, mental health, etc)
  • Consultation services for faculty and staff regarding student concerns
  • Outreach, prevention programs and events
  • Workshops
  • Presentations to classes, clubs, and other CWI groups
  • Online self-help learning

Individual Counseling
CWI offers short-term mental health counseling to CWI students who are attending the current semester in Academic Transfer, CTE, and Workforce Development programs. Referral services are available to all students including Adult Education, GED Prep, and Dual Credit students. There is no charge for these services.

CWI students typically average 3-5 sessions during a course of individual mental health counseling. In your sessions, you’ll have the chance to work one-on-one with a counselor in a confidential setting to address personal issues that may be psychological, developmental, behavioral, social, or academic in nature. The following concerns are commonly addressed in short term counseling at CWI:

  • Generalized and social anxiety
  • Mild to moderate depression
  • Managing stress
  • Relationship issues (romantic relationship difficulties, friend problems, family issues, loneliness, anger, guilt)
  • Academic concerns (performance anxiety, perfectionism, underachievement, low motivation)
  • Developmental issues (adjustment to college, life transitions, spiritual concerns, identity development (including transgender))
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Grief and loss
  • Body image and mild to moderate eating and exercise concerns
  • Uncomplicated trauma (i.e. trauma confined to a single traumatic incident in adulthood)

If we are unable to accommodate your needs at CWI Counseling and Wellness Services, we will provide you with a referral to relevant and appropriate community resources. It is your responsibility to follow up on the referrals provided.

Services We Are Not Able to Provide:

  • Requests for official mental disorder diagnoses
  • Psychiatric services and/or medication
  • Psychological evaluations of any type
  • Letters for Emotional Support Animals
  • Requirements to satisfy court orders (e.g. mandated treatment, mediation, evaluations, or expert opinions) or required by employers, government agencies, academic departments, or classes
  • Counseling for individuals with chronic mental health conditions that require long-term, ongoing care such as:
    • significant drug and/or alcohol problems
    • a significant or long-standing eating disorder
    • clinical presentations, such as some personality disorders, that indicate short-term treatment would be ineffective
    • chronic suicidality and/or self-injury behaviors; history of repeated suicide attempts and/or hospitalizations
    • active symptoms of psychosis

We are also not able to accommodate:

  • Couples or family counseling
  • Evening and weekend services
  • Needs/requests to be seen more than once per week
  • Individuals who are unable or unwilling to engage in therapy and the treatment process
  • Individuals who are already working with a counselor/therapist
  • Individuals who exhibit inappropriate, harassing, menacing, threatening, and/or violent behaviors toward Counseling and Wellness Services staff

CWI Counseling and Wellness Services does not provide on-call crisis counseling and cannot guarantee that we will be available for walk-ins. In the event you are experiencing a crisis, please contact 911 or the Idaho Suicide & Crisis Hotline at 988. Additional 24-hour resources can be found on the CWI Counseling and Wellness Services webpage.

Attendance Expectations

When you schedule an appointment with Counseling and Wellness Services, time is reserved on a counselor’s schedule for you. Missed and canceled appointments prevent staff from being available for other students in need. 

Please inform us of any necessary cancelation at least 1 day prior to your scheduled session. Your eligibility to receive counseling services may be terminated for the remainder of the semester when three appointments are missed without prior cancelation. Services may also be terminated if an excessive number of sessions are canceled.

If you are 10 or more minutes late to your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.