Referral and ADHD Policy

Referral Services

In an effort to accommodate the needs of all students seeking counseling, most therapy is considered short or medium-term (a couple weeks to a couple months). This length of counseling is effective and it is not unusual for significant change to occur in a few sessions, even for problems that seem complicated. In cases where longer-term therapy is more appropriate, or when specialized care that our counselors are not able to provide is needed, our staff will assist you with a referral to an off-campus resource.

ADHD Policy

The Health and Counseling Center does not test for nor prescribe medication for ADHD. However, we are more than happy to refer you to an off-campus provider. 


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798