Issues Students Typically Want to Address with a Counselor

  • Academic and social pressures of college
  • Personal trauma, loss or unresolved problem
  • Academic difficulties
  • Domestic violence
  • Feelings of anxiety or depression
  • Improving self-confidence
  • Managing stress
  • Problems in relationships
  • Problems with substance abuse
  • Thoughts about suicide
Counseling is a process in which professional skills, knowledge and experience are applied in a collaborative process that actively involves students in helping themselves. Students can expect counselors to promote a mutually trusting and respectful relationship in which they can discuss their concerns in a frank and open manner. They can also expect to learn new skills and ways of understanding and managing their lives.