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Scope of Services

Counseling services' primary focus is on the general and emergent care of mental health concerns. While clinicians possess a wide range of expertise Counseling Services is not intended for long-term, chronic therapeutic treatment. If you have received treatment from a specialized team at home it is critical that you replicate those services in Nashville. Please check with your insurance to see what specialists are covered for your specific need and contact them to schedule an appointment.

Some students may benefit from services that extend beyond the short-term model or from services not offered at the Belmont Counseling Services. In these cases, Belmont Counseling Services provides referral services either after initial triage, or as these factors become more apparent during the course of services. Some of the issues that are commonly addressed through referral to services outside of the Belmont Counseling Services include:

  • Need, or request, to be seen more than once a week
  • Desire for uninterrupted long-term therapy
  • Prior history of hospitalizations
  • Prior history of long-term treatment
  • Chronic suicidal and/or self-injury behaviors
  • Presence of significant drug and/or alcohol problems, for example, substance dependence, primary substance abuse, and/or past failed treatments
  • Presence of significant eating disorders