Psychiatric Services

Students who are requesting psychiatric services through our agency for the first time must start by requesting an appointment with a counselorWe believe that having an ongoing relationship with a counselor is a vital part of your psychiatric treatment. All students connected with Dr. Connors are expected to meet with their counselor on an ongoing basis.

If you have an off-campus therapist or you are looking for medication treatment only and are not interested in therapy, review this list of Specialized Mental Health Referrals and Resources.

Dr. John Connors

Portrait of John Connors, MD

Student Health and Counseling employees a part-time psychiatric provider, Dr. John Connors. Dr. Connors assist students who are engaged in counseling with obtaining medications to manage psychological disorders and related symptoms.

Dr. Connors meets with students 1-2 days per week (Mondays and every other Wednesday) during the fall and spring semesters. Psychiatric appointments are scheduled via telehealth on the secure Zoom platform. (Note: psychiatric services are NOT available over summers and other college breaks.) 

Additional Information

  1. If you're already on psychotropic medication and have a prescribing provider in your home area, we encourage you to continue working with this person if at all possible. This will provide you with greater continuity of care.
  2. To provide the best standards of care, you will need to continue meeting with your counselor regularly in order to receive ongoing medication treatment. 
  3. If you have been to Counseling Services in the past and met with the psychiatric provider, you will still need to schedule a counseling appointment to have an updated intake assessment for the current academic year. If your last contact with the psychiatric provider was more than one semester ago, you might be scheduled to meet with our Medical Director first.
  4. If you are already connected with a therapist off-campus, you are not eligible to receive psychiatric services via Student Health and Counseling. We can assist you in exploring psychiatric referrals via this list of Specialized Mental Health Referrals and Resources.

Important Note Concerning AD/HD Medications

Do you take/have taken one of the medications commonly used to treat AD/HD (e.g., Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Strattera)? Please be advised that per our departmental policy and consistent with standards of practice in college student health, Student Health and Counseling does not provide prescription refills for these medications or any similar medicines used to treat AD/HD. (Fall 2014; updated Spring 2020).