Counseling Services Updates

Victoria LibbyTue, Apr 27, 6:57 PM
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Hello USM Community! As we approach the end of the semester and graduation for many we wanted to share a resource and provide you with updates on our services. Many of our Groups and Workshops are

Hello USM Community!

 

As we approach the end of the semester and graduation for many we wanted to share a resource and provide you with updates on our services.

 

Many of our Groups and Workshops are coming to a close. Over the summer Counseling Services will still be open, but we will have reduced staff. If you are looking to connect with a therapist you still can, but be advised that many of our therapists are off contract in the summer.

 

We wanted to bring your attention to an online mental health tool for the USM student community called SilverCloud.

 

 It is an online platform that is available to all University of Maine System students at no cost. It offers self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress, and resilience. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles, the self-guided program is available anytime, on any device.

 

Our hope with this program is that it can provide aid for mild symptoms of anxiety and depression. We hope that it can help a student get to know their symptoms better and gain some tools for managing their symptoms. The program can be a great addition to traditional therapy or can be used on it’s own for milder stressors.

 

Please keep in mind that this is one tool among many to make mental health education more available to our students. If at any time you are struggling or questioning how best to make improvements in your mental health please do not hesitate to reach out to us (207) 780-4050

SilverCloud

 

Directions for downloading the APP on your phone:

·         Steps - Apple

·         Download the SilverCloud app from the Apple store.

·         Open device Settings.

·         Select SilverCloud.

·         Select Service.

·         Select your service name.

·         Close settings, open SilverCloud and log in with your ID.

 

·         Steps – Android

·         Download the SilverCloud app from the Google Play store.

·         Open SilverCloud.

·         Open SilverCloud settings. 

·         Select “General”.

·         Select “Service”.

·         Select your service name.

·         Close settings, open SilverCloud and log in with your ID.

 

Best wishes to you all as you finish up the semester!

Sincerely,

Victoria Libby M.S.Ed., Psy.D. for Counseling Services


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Victoria Libby, M.S.Ed., Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

University Health & Counseling Services

University of Southern Maine

96 Falmouth Street

P.O. Box 9300

Portland, Maine 04103-9300

(207) 780-5180 Fax: (207) 780-5749

Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

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