What to Expect at Counseling Services

Initial Appointment:
During your first appointment, you will be encouraged to discuss your concerns and goals with a counselor.  Together, you and your therapist will determine what services will be most effective for you.  If Counseling Services is unable to provide the type of service you need, you will be given the option of selecting an appropriate agency or specialist in the community at your expense.

Subsequent Appointments:
Counseling is most effective when clients are ready to actively participate in establishing and working on treatment goals, completing assignments, and discussing difficult issues.

The Counseling Services staff provides short-term (usually 1-4 sessions) individual counseling on multiple issues and concerns, including:

Self-esteem issues Depression
Anxiety Grief and loss
Stress management Family & Roommate Conflicts
Substance use Eating disorders/Body Image
Sexuality Dealing with divorce
Lifestyle concerns Academic pressures

From time to time, the staff provides opportunities for Group Counseling focused on a particular issue or concern. The focus in groups is to learn how to change thinking, feelings and behavior in order to feel better. Learning how to use your own strengths in daily situations in a supportive environment will help you to resolve problems. Please see our website for group information.