The University of Central Arkansas Counseling Center
“Supporting Growth Outside The Classroom”
The UCA Counseling Center provides mental health counseling, and other counseling services, for all currently enrolled UCA students as well as UCA faculty and staff. We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.
Our staff consists of five counselors and psychologists. We also have Masters-level graduate trainees who provide counseling under the supervision of the professional staff.
The mission of the Counseling Center is to meet the mental health needs of the vibrant, diverse UCA community. We encourage, support, and assist those whom we serve to develop and strengthen their knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to effectively meet life's demands and challenges. We aim to be respectful toward everyone we serve, sensitive to diversity, true to our professional ethics, and ever mindful of the trust placed in us to genuinely care for others.
Spring Semester Boot Camps
All Boot Camps will be held in the Student Health Center- Room 307
X-Period (1:40 - 2:30 pm). Please see details below for dates and topics.
Thursday, February 2nd - Managing Your Procrastination. Procrastination is a challenge for many students yet it can be manged. Dr. Allen Thomas will focus on methods to assist you in meeting your academic goals.
Thursday, February 9th - Maintaining a Healthy Relationship While in College - Jason Ribbing, staff counselor, will focus on communication in maintaining a healthy relationship. Too many times a relationship can interfere with our academic life. Jason will also discuss steps in balancing personal and academic needs.
Thursday, February 16th - Balancing Academic and Family Demands -For many students the demands of family life can take priority over their academic demands. Reesa Ramsahai will discuss the challenges of balancing family and academic requirements and options to achieve academic success when family stress is high.
Thursday, February 23rd- Mood and Food - Lauren Allinson, campus dietitian, will discuss how what we eat can affect our energy level, mental health, and physical health.
Sexual Abuse & Assault Survivors Group
Led by Dr. Susan Sobel, this is a support group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors of sexual asault.
You will gain strength and support from other survivors as you move through your healing process. This group will meet on Mondays in the Student Center, Suite 327, 4:00-5:00 pm.
Please contact Dr. Sobel at email@example.com for additional information or questions.