Often students have concern about themselves or others or with situations in which they find themselves.
- have trouble getting along with a family member, roommate, friend or romantic partner.
- want to belong and be included
- feel lonely or isolated or experience depression or anxiety that keeps them from doing what they want or need to do
- need to learn how to work more effectively and productively, and better manage their time and stress
- worry about their relationship to food and their own body image
- be overwhelmed by grief or loss
- have difficulty with alcohol or other drugs
- wonder where they are headed in life
- feel stuck or split about an important decision
- experience "panic" attacks
- feel unsure about career choice
- need referral to a psychiatrist
- experiencing a personal or family crisis
- questioning sexual orientation or alternative lifestyles
- want to resolve or strengthen social relationships
- suffering from low self esteem or feelings of inadequacy
The Counseling Center staff possesses knowledge and expertise in a broad range of problems that university students typically and frequently encounter including relationship problems with romantic partner, roommates or friends, family problems, grief and loss issues related to relationship break-up or death; also low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and uncertainty about choice of academic major or career. These are just a few of the problems and concerns that the staff is well-trained in helping students to understand, change, and cope with more effectively. Personal concerns may also include family, peer and work relationships, difficulties or emotional issues related health or mental health. A consulting psychiatrist is available when medication may be needed. Counseling services are free to enrolled matriculated students. Our office is opened Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Career Counseling is the process of helping a student to develop and accept an integrated and adequate picture of his/her role in the world of work. The student then needs to test this concept against reality, and to convert it into reality, with satisfaction for himself or herself and responsibility to society. Inventories of personality and interests may be used to help the student become aware of his/her interests and how they can relate to occupations, identifying possible fields and level of work, and selecting an educational program that can lead to a satisfying career. The use of personality and interest inventories can also help students get a better, more comprehensive and organized picture of themselves. Education and academic advisement can then be an essential next component of career counseling. The Counseling Center works in conjunction with the Career Development Center and academic advisors to help the student find the best personal route through school and into the world or work beyond graduation.