|What We Do|
The Center for Individual, Couple, and Family
Counseling at UNLV is a full service counseling center providing quality,
low-cost counseling to residents of the Las Vegas community. The Center serves as a premier
training facility for the Departments of Marriage and Family Therapy and Psychology at UNLV. Students working on advanced degrees
in marriage and family therapy and psychology work with clients under the direct supervision of
professionally qualified UNLV faculty members.
The Center provides counseling for those experiencing personal, marital, or family difficulties. The Center does not provide psychiatric evaluations, medications, substance abuse treatment, or become involved in court cases. Spanish-speaking services are available on a limited basis.
The Center offers low-cost counseling for:
- Anger Management
- Career Decisions
- Child Behavior Problems
- Communication Problems
- Coping Skills
- Parenting Skills
- Relationship Difficulties
- Psychological Assessment/Testing Services
|Fees, Hours and Location|
Fees: The standard fee for services is $15 for intakes (screening interview) and $25 for sessions, however a sliding scale is available. No one will be turned away because of an inability to pay. UNLV students receive services at no charge. UNLV faculty and staff pay a nominal fee of $10.00 per session.
Hours: The Center is open Monday through Thursday from 3:00-9:00 p.m., with additional intake hours available by appointment.
Location: The Center is located in the Paul McDermott Physical Education Complex (MPE), Building A, on the second floor. Click here for a map of the UNLV campus. Metered parking spaces are available in the lot in front of the building, off of Harmon Ave.
|When You Should Consider Counseling?|
Sometimes the hardest thing is admitting to yourself that you need help with a difficult situation. The challenges of everyday life can become very difficult and overwhelming, with no solutions in sight. There are, however, student counselors available who can help. Counselors provide an objective point of view and can help you identify resources of which you are not aware. Counselors can also help you acquire skills to cope with your current challenges, whether they are internal struggles, personal relationships, or issues related to school or work settings.
You should consider seeing a counseling if:
- The solutions you try don't seem to work.
- Worrying about your problems gets in the way of doing what you need to do (school, work, family, etc.).
- Your reactions to people and/or difficult situations are stronger than usual.
- You are feeling hopeless with nowhere to turn for help.
- You wish you could talk to someone to help you sort through things.
- You know it's time to make a change.
The Center's Director is Colleen Peterson, Ph.D. Dr. Peterson is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She also serves as an Assistant Professor in Residence in the College's Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Peterson earned her Ph.D. in Human Ecology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University. She serves on the Nevada State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners.
- Counselors: Counselors at the Center are graduate students in marriage and family therapy and psychology.
- Supervisors: Supervisors at the Center are Ph.D. level and/or licensed mental health professionals who are UNLV faculty members.
|Make an Appointment|
If you are interested in services, please call (702) 895-3106 to schedule an intake (screening interview). A counselor will meet with you to gather information, discuss your needs, and explain how the Center works. If the Center can meet your needs, arrangements for ongoing counseling will be made.