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Limitations of Services

The Counseling Center is here to provide a range of mental health services to meet the unique needs of Drexel students. Mental health needs can be complex and require certain types of services to make effective change. Just like any other healthcare facility, our services may have some limits to what we can provide. In these cases, our professional staff can help connect students to resources that will best meet their needs.

Limitations for Counseling Center services include:

  • When it is determined that a student's needs are best met with an off-campus provider (i.e., intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization or inpatient services, specialized care, ongoing and consistent long term care).
  • The Counseling Center lacks sufficient resources to assist a student adequately.
  • Psychiatric medication for students who are not currently active in therapy services at the Counseling Center.
  • Mandated therapy by the court or other disciplinary body (or seeking services to avoid disciplinary action for student misconduct or academic sanctions, etc.)
  • When a student's behavior in therapy causes a serious disruption of the professional work of the clinic or clerical staff and/or endangers the welfare of the therapist and other clients.
  • When a student is looking for non-crisis teletherapy outside of Pennsylvania at the time of the appointment (due to licensure restrictions).
  • Already engaged in ongoing treatment with another provider.
  • Refusal to follow treatment recommendations.

When the Counseling Center determines that services at the Center are not beneficial for any of the reasons above, the Center will make all reasonable efforts to assist students in securing services from more appropriate treatment providers.