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Individual and Group Counseling

Counseling Services provides individual, couples and group counseling, as well as consultation to current students who are dealing with personal emotional, social or educational concerns. The counseling process can help students learn more about themselves, overcome obstacles, identify and develop coping strategies, and enhance self-confidence and personal wellness.

Each year between 20-25% of the student body utilizes the services available at Counseling Services. Some students come only once or twice, while others come on a more regular basis. There are no limits to the number of sessions a student may receive and there is no cost to the student for services. All contacts with Counseling Services are confidential.

Therapy groups are also available to students each semester. General therapy groups, as well as support groups organized around a specific issue, are usually offered. Group treatment allows students to explore personal issues and interpersonal relationships in a setting where honest feedback and support from peers can occur. Group treatment options are discussed with students during their initial counseling appointment.

Issues that can be addressed in counseling include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Alcohol/Substance Use and Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Academic Concerns
  • Time Management and Study Skills
  • Eating Issues/Body Image
  • Self-injury
  • Sexual Assault
  • Suicidal Thoughts/Behaviors
  • Grief/Loss
  • Roommate Issues
  • Sexuality Identity Issues
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Loneliness
  • Career Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Traumatic Experiences
  • Other Mental Health Issues