Personal Counseling

If you’re feeling stuck, the Counseling Center can help.

Our counselors are trained to help students get unstuck—that’s our job. We provide a safe, confidential place for you to talk with someone about any concerns or problems that might interfere with your personal growth and academic achievement.

Who Is Personal Counseling For?

Students of every age and academic level—both undergraduate and graduate students—come to the Counseling Center for help with a broad range of concerns.

We provide personal counseling for individuals or couples to help with problems such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Eating and body image problems
  • Homesickness and difficulty adjusting to the university

Types of Personal Counseling We Offer

The Counseling Center sees students for:

Is Getting Counseling a Sign of Weakness?

On the contrary—confronting a problem shows courage, maturity, and strength. Anxiety, depression, and unresolved issues are part of life. The ability to acknowledge those feelings is an act of self-care and self-respect.

You may feel that your problem isn’t serious enough to warrant counseling. But our staff helps students with any problem that interferes with their activities, thoughts, or feelings, no matter how small it may seem.

What to Expect

Counseling sessions take place in a private room with a counselor and either an individual or a couple.

When you begin counseling, you may feel anxious, shy, self-conscious, or weak. Counselors understand that it’s normal to feel uncomfortable and cautious during the first meeting. We’ll create an accepting, low-pressure environment.

As your counseling progresses, you will begin to feel more comfortable. You’ll also begin to understand your feelings and the root causes of your problems. Your current concerns may prompt you to discover new ways of expressing your feelings, leading to a greater sense of confidence, peace, and optimism.

How to Get Started

Please make an appointment at the Counseling Center. If you have any questions about personal counseling, call us at 919.515.2423.