Individuals (UCONN students $15, community members pay sliding fee scale) are seen at the Humphrey Clinic for a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship concerns. Individual therapy is conducted with the idea that each individual is part of a network of relationships, and though they may be experiencing symptoms, they are not defined by them. Marriage and Family therapists are trained to work individually and to conceptualize mental health diagnosis, but this is only one aspect of how treatment is formulated. Each individual is seen as a whole person, with many strengths and attributes separate from the presenting problem. Cognitive-behavioral, systemic, solution-focused, family of origin, experiential/affective, psycho-educational and relational strategies may be used to support an individual’s growth in therapy.
At times, individuals may choose to bring in a family member or partner to participate in sessions as a support to the treatment plan, or to assist the individual with one of their goals. When individual treatment is chosen, the individual participating is the person who the goals of treatment are arranged around. Guest participant material is also confidential, and if the individual who is the focus of treatment chooses to release information, any information from sessions with other participants must also be released by the other participant.
Clinicians will obtain permission to collaborate with any other professionals working with individuals, which may include, but are not limited to previous therapists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners (APRN), Medical Doctors, nutritionists, school professionals as necessary. Clinicians at the Humphrey Clinic are not qualified to prescribe medication. If this is an option that would seem beneficial, clinicians will arrange for a referral to CMHS through their Supervisor and the Clinic Director for UCONN students. For community members, other organizations who work collaboratively with the Humphrey Clinic regarding medical issues and prescriptions include Generations in Willimantic, or individual private primary care medical Doctors and Psychiatrists as appropriate.