Mosaic Dialog

Mosaic Dialog

Mosaic Dialog serves as a supportive space for students of color to explore and discuss their unique, challenging experiences and concerns with a therapist who will provide support from a culturally affirming lens. Challenging concerns may include cultural adjustment, toxic relationships (roommate, friendships, romantic, family, etc.), sense of inadequacy, academic distress, microaggression, or social isolation, just to name a few. Discussions are 15 minutes at length and are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Wednesdays 3:30- 4:30pm with Monica Mikhaeil
Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm with Rose Halama

The Counseling Hub
(JSU 222, accross from the Career Development Center and under the stairs to Alumni Hall)

Mosaic Dialog does not replace counseling:
Mosaic Dialog is not a replacement for ongoing counseling or for students experiencing a life-threatening crisis. Mosaic Dialog is a drop-in service created to provide a safe(r) environment for Black, international, and other students from underrepresented groups to receive support from a Mental Health Therapist at the Counseling Center Hub. 

Mosaic Dialog is a good fit for:
Students of color who have questions about counseling, specifically how counseling can better support their sociocultural identities and concerns.

Students who have a specific concern about themselves or others (e.g., friends, family, roommate, professor, etc.) and want help from a mental health therapist who can provide a supportive perspective from a culturally affirming lens

Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but need assistance with reviewing options and identifying appropriate resources for their unique needs. 

Some other reasons to stop by:
Imposture syndrome – discrimination – body image issues – low self-esteem – homesickness – depression – managing stress – self-care strategies – other concerns. 

Mosaic Dialog FAQ:

What is Mosaic Dialog?
Mosaic Dialog is an informal confidential service that provides consultation support through a culturally affirming framework that may better address our underrepresented student groups' unique needs on and off-campus. Therapists hold drop-in hours Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 PM and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 PM at the Counseling Center Hub. No appointment is necessary. 

What happens at a visit to Mosaic Dialog?
Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis with minimal wait. Through a culturally affirming lens, the therapist will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources. 

I think I have a problem that would benefit from counseling, but I don’t know anything about counseling. Would going to Mosaic Dialog help me figure out what to do?
Yes! The therapist will talk through your concerns with you and help you determine the best way to get help. If you feel comfortable with the therapist, it’s sometimes possible to meet with them at the Counseling Center in an ongoing way. 

Are Mosaic Dialog visits confidential? Are there any limits to confidentiality?
Conversations with Mosaic Dialog therapists are confidential, with a few very rare exceptions. Therapists may need to share information in an emergency when there is an immediate threat of harm to self or others. Therapists are required by law to report when a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated and unable to act on his/her own behalf is being abused. Mosaic Dialog therapists keep brief written notes of their contacts with students, and in the event that there is an emergency, or a student is referred to the Counseling Center, other Counseling Center staff may see these notes. Finally, these notes can be released in the unlikely event of a court order. Mosaic Dialog visits are never noted on a student’s official college record. We don’t want anything to be a barrier to students accessing help. If you have further questions about confidentiality, we encourage you to discuss them with a Mosaic Dialog therapist or contact the Counseling Center directly.