University of Southern Indiana
USI students
Counseling Center

Information about the Counseling Center's response to COVID-19 is available Here.

Online Mental Health Screenings are Available Here.

Welcome to the USI Counseling Center!

We know that enrollment at a major university, such as USI, can present a number of academic and personal challenges at a time when many students are learning who they are and who they want to be. We also know that life is filled with challenges, and that it is normal for people to experience high levels of distress at challenging times. The Counseling Center is here to help!

People seek our assistance for a variety of reasons. Whether a student is having difficulties adjusting to college life, struggling with depression, questioning his or her identity, experiencing difficulties with body-image, or coping with the loss of a loved one, we are here to provide support, guidance, and a fresh perspective. Our services are designed to help students develop the skills necessary to overcome their problems, make effective decisions, and develop the tools that will allow them to maximize their experiences at the University of Southern Indiana. We are committed to helping students fulfill their hopes, dreams, and potentials in their journey of life-long learning.

The Counseling Center is committed to making the University of Southern Indiana a happy and healthy place for all of our students. You will often find us delivering presentations on mental health, bringing exciting and dynamic speakers to campus, moderating student panels, and coordinating various awareness campaigns. If you are interested in having one of our counselors speak to your organization or campus group, go to our Request a Presentation page.

Please take a minute to look through our website and learn more about us, our services, and all of the exciting events the Counseling Center is hosting. Of special note, is our Online Resources (Self-help) page. Here you will find links to trusted resources and partners as well as links to depression, alcohol, and other screening tools.

Below are some informational videos created by the Counseling Center staff and some of our partners across campus. These videos are designed to support students and help them further develop the skills necessary to survive and thrive during the college years.

How to Thrive in Difficult Situations
(Director: Thomas Longwell, PsyD)

       pdf icon Coping With Difficult Situations Guide

Challenging Success Through the Art of Mindfulness
(Academic Counselor in Student Support Services: Aaron Pryor, MSW, LSW)

Making a Prioritized Schedule
(Staff Therapist: Ashley Evearitt, PsyD)

Sleep Hygiene
(Former Staff Counselor: Daniel Sommer, LCSW).

The Counseling Center is a SAFE ZONE for individuals of all ethnicities, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, physical appearances/sizes, and gender identities.

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