Counseling Services

Individual counseling can help you make important decisions, gain insight into your personal strengths and weakness, and learn to cope more effectively with the demands and difficulties of University life. Short term, on campus counseling services are provided at no cost to you. If appropriate, you may be referred to an off campus counselor or agency for psychological tests or further consultation at your own expense.

Policies and Procedures

The mission of Corban University’s Counseling Center is to serve the students of Corban University. The counseling center is not an emergency clinic. The counselors on campus adhere to FERPA, the Code of Ethics of the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, and the American Counseling Association in regards to the confidentiality of clients/students. As such, the Clinical Director and counselors are unable to confirm or deny that a student has sought counseling services.

The general policies of the Corban University Counseling Center are:

  1. The center is not a crisis center. If the student is in crisis they need to contact their Resident Assistant or Area Coordinator and/or contact 911 or the Psychiatric Crisis Center.
  2. Students contact the Counseling Center to make an appointment.
  3. Students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  4. When an inquiry is received for an appointment, the student is contacted by the administrative assistant for additional information.
  5. Either an appointment will be made or the student will be placed on the waiting list.


All counselors subscribe to the ethics codes of the American Counseling Association, and the Oregon State Board of licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.


The Counseling Center is not a walk-in center. Counseling services are available by appointment only. If you are interested in counseling, please email Someone will respond and you will be set up with a counselor as soon as possible. At certain times of year, there may be a waiting list for counseling and students will be assigned counselors when counselors become available. If the student’s need is urgent, please contact the Psychiatric Crisis Center at the Salem Hospital by calling 503-585-4949. Students may also download an intake form and then deliver the completed form to the Counseling Center in Music House B.

Is it Confidential?

Yes. All information gathered in counseling, including the fact that a student has come into the Counseling Center, is held in strict confidence. No information is released to college officials, faculty members, parents, or outside agencies except upon written request by the students and what the law requires counselors to report.

What does it cost?

Counseling services, workshops, and group sessions are free to all students. Educational Programs Workshops and ongoing groups are occasionally offered:

  • Alcohol / drug problems
  • Career Counseling
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creative problem solving
  • Eating disorders
  • Effective study-time management
  • Human sexuality
  • Loss and grieving
  • Stress management

Self-Help Resources


Christian Recovery International
A coalition of ministries dedicated to helping the Christian community become a safe and helpful place for people recovering from addiction, abuse, or trauma.

Covenant Eyes
An internet accountability and filtering resource.

Sex Addiction
Dr. Patrick Carnes’ resources for sex addiction and recovery.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Addiction Center: College Substance Abuse Resources
Information about the most commonly abused drugs in college, binge drinking, pressures to abuse substances, and eating disorders.

Adult Children of Alcoholics
A twelve step program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

Alcoholics Anonymous
A website created and maintained by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Blood Alcohol Content Calculator

Depending on your blood alcohol content, you can experience different side effects from the use of alcohol. Use this tool to know your level before making decisions.

In the Rooms
A list of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Salem, OR, including times and locations.

Body Image and Eating Disorders

A resource dedicated to providing information and treatment options to men and women suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders

National Eating Disorders Association
Prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders

Remuda Ranch
Intensive inpatient programs for women and girls suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and related issues. Biblically based programs offer hope and healing to patients of all faiths.

Rain Rock Treatment Center
Rain Rock places high priority on individual care including treatment planning and individual therapeutic sessions for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and exercise addiction.


Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and PTSD
Online screening tool

National Institute of Mental Health: Depression
Descriptions of major depression, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It lists symptoms, gives possible causes, tells how depression is diagnosed, and discusses available treatments.

National Institute of Mental Health: Depression In Men
This site is specifically dedicated to men’s experiences of depression

Bi-polar Assessment Tool
Assess the presence and or severity of manic symptoms

Post Abortion

Domestic Violence

Victim Assistance
(Marion County)

Legal Aid

Restraining Orders
(Marion County )

Salem Police Department

Center for Hope and Safety
(Formally Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Center)
605 Center St, NE
24-Hour Hotline: 503-399-7722

General Mental Health

Active Minds
The nation’s only peer to peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students.

Boundless Webzine
An online Christian magazine devoted to discussion of issues commonly encountered by college students

Controlling Anger – Before It Controls You
Anger management tools, American Psychological Association online pamphlet

National Institute of Mental Health: Anxiety
Provides a brief overview of the symptoms and treatment of the major anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder; panic disorder; specific phobias; social phobias; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and post-traumatic stress disorder. Also lists organizations to contact for further information.

National Sleep Foundation
Waking America to the importance of sleep

Wright State University Self-Help Checklists
Online questionnaires to help you to evaluate whether you might have significant concerns in such areas as depression, test anxiety, social anxiety, overspending, etc.

Clinical teams work to identify young people who are experiencing psychosis and to provide the information and support they need to continue on their life path.

Sexual Identity/Dr. Yarhouse
Help, research and resources on the topic of sexual identity.

Life Path Ministries- Salem Alliance Church
A recovery program designed to help people get out of areas that they’ve been “stuck” in. These groups are conducted as a ministry of Salem Alliance Church. Group topics range from self-esteem issues to grief, loneliness, anger, and more. Some last for 8 weeks and some are ongoing throughout the year. Registration is affordable ($20) and scholarships are available for those in need of assistance.

Personality Test
My Plan – Personality test, assessment for growth

Mid Valley Counseling Center, Inc.

Salem Pastoral Counseling Center
A Ministry of Counseling, Compassion, and Care


Stand Up Girl

Hope Pregnancy Center

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Abuse, and Stalking

Spiritual Gifts

The Youth Spiritual Gifts Assessment


McKinley Health Center: Stress Management
Stress management strategies for the college student


Psychiatric Crisis Center
The Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC) provides crisis intervention services seven days a week, twenty four hours a day for residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley. It is located on the campus of Salem Hospital.

American Association of Suicidology
Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide

Centre for Suicide Prevention
Resources for information, training, and research

The Jed Foundation
The mission of The Jed Foundation is to reduce the suicide rate among college and university students across the United States.