Counseling Office

The Cleary University Counseling Office is staffed by a licensed professional counselor on the Livingston Campus and is available for students, faculty, and staff.

Compliance

Counseling sessions are confidential. No information is released without client permission except in very limited circumstances mandated by law.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is counseling?

A.

Counseling is a professional relationship with a therapist to help you with personal problems. Counselors will not give you specific advice, but will listen and help you clarify issues so that you can solve problems on your own.

Q.

What kind of problems do students come to counseling for?

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Students encounter many problems during college years and find support from friends, relatives, and Cleary staff and faculty. Counseling can help when concerns last too long, when the problem interferes with relationships, school, work, and when problems are complicated and are better handled by trained professionals.

Q.

Who can be seen for counseling?

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All Cleary students and alumni.

Q.

Is there a charge for the services?

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No. Services for counseling are provided free of charge.

Q.

Will my counseling records be a part of my academic record?

A.

All counseling records are confidential and are not part of the academic record.

Q.

What if I need longer-term psychotherapy?

A.

You will be referred to other mental health specialists in the community.

More Information

Christine Cassidy

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor
Chrysler Building
Sessions scheduled by appointment
ccassidy@cleary.edu

Services

  1. Individual and group counseling for:
    • PTSD
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Stress
    • Grief and loss
    • Self-esteem issues
    • Academic concerns
    • Adjustment issues
    • Relationship difficulties
  2. Consultations to faculty and staff
  3. Screening available for:
    • ADHD
    • PTSD
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Stress