While you are waiting for counseling
While you are waiting for counseling
We are sorry about the waiting time for an appointment. Meanwhile we have included some resources and strategies on this page to help you manage this time better.

Your Waiting Period

While you are waiting for counseling

Schedule an appointment with us by calling 760-607-6429. During busy times of the year, you may experience a longer wait to be assigned to a regular counseling appointment.

While you are waiting, try some of the following tips:

– Talk with someone who cares for you (e.g., friends, advisor, res. life staff, family, etc.) and ask for extra support. Be as specific as you can about what helps.

– Consider checking out one of many local counseling groups.

– Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation makes stress much worse. Sleeping on a consistent schedule is also very important.

– Move your body. Physical activity helps reduce stress and anxiety. Don’t plan to exercise more than an hour per day. Check out some activities over at the rec center.

– Avoid caffeine, alcohol and other non-prescribed drugs. These may make anxiety and depression worse.

– Keep a routine, such as attending classes, work, and social activities

– Reduce stress by eliminating or reducing unnecessary obligations.

– Remind yourself that this distress is temporary and your feelings can change for the better.

– Live in the present. Think about what you need to do in the next hour or two.

– Try not to make any major decisions or changes in your life while you are in a very distressed or emotional place.

– Check out some of the self-help resources that are available on the internet

– Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing.

– Set realistic goals. Be flexible and patient if things don’t go as planned.

– Maintain a sense of humor. Laughing is especially helpful when you feel stressed. Do things you enjoy to improve your mood (e.g., watch a comedy, listen to uplifting music).

What if you need more help?

Make a plan about what to do if your mood or situation worsens. Some options are:

– Call I Dont Do Addictive Drugs at (760) 607-6429 (9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Everyday) and ask to speak to a counselor.

– Go to the emergency room at the University hospital or call 911.

– If your concerns are substance related, consider attending local 12-Step groups.

Effective Counseling Factors.

Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience..
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Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience..
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