Students meet individually with a trained professional to discuss a variety of issues Some common concerns addressed in counseling include stress/anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, depression, academic performance, and substance use.
Individual counseling is designed to focus on short-term goals in order to facilitate students’ college success and adjustment. Counselors are available to meet with students for a limited number of sessions that can be scheduled approximately every 2 weeks. Individual counseling sessions are typically 50 minutes in length. Together, the counselor and student set goals and determine the approximate number of sessions that may be needed. At each session, the counselor and student will set the next appointment time and date.
In some situations students may benefit from more frequent, longer-term, or specialized care. In these cases a student will be offered the opportunity to consult with the Counseling Center Referral Specialist about alternate resources.