Counseling is a conversational process that can be instrumental in the development of skills that help students effectively confront and cope with uncertainties and conflicts. Counseling can take a number of forms. At the Counseling Center, individual and group counseling are offered.
Individual counseling provides an opportunity to learn to make better decisions, improve one’s relationships, and generally increase personal effectiveness. With the help of a counselor, a person can explore feelings and express them better, examine beliefs, and work toward making healthy changes.
Group counseling offers an individual a chance to understand feelings and change problem behaviors with the support of peers with similar concerns. Group counseling will be offered as needed. Please contact the Counseling Center for further information.
Why Seek Counseling?
Sometimes a student can struggle with a number of problems, that when coupled, make life difficult. At other times, a student may have only one concern, but the intensity and/or persistence of the problem makes it hard to function effectively. As an individual, you have unique concerns and needs. The Counseling Center offers various counseling methods tailored to meet your needs. The following is a list of possible reasons you might want to consult with a counselor:
- Difficulty adjusting to college life
- Anxiety related to academics
- Dramatic fall in grades
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling tired and/or fatigued
- Loss of interest in activities
- Recent change in sleeping patterns
- Feeling guilty or inadequate
- Avoidance of people
- Change in eating patterns
- Having suicidal thoughts
- Panic attacks for no apparent reason
- Unexplained crying
- Bursts of rage and irritability
- Abuse of alcohol or other drugs
- Survivor of sexual assault or harassment
- Sexual abuse as a child
- Concern about sexuality issues
- Problems in parental relationships
- Lack of assertiveness
- Difficulty coping with a death
- Feeling constantly “on edge”