Students discuss many different issues in counseling, all of which may be contributing to their current functioning or well-being. For some students, these concerns are relatively new or recent. For other students, such issues have been present for a long time. In individual counseling, students have one-on-one appointment(s) with a therapist to clarify goals for counseling, explore options, and make healthy decisions in order to meet their goals.
Here are some of the common reasons why students may come to us:
- Relationship concerns
- Adjustment to a new school and culture
- Family problems
- Eating and body image concerns
- Understanding one’s sexual and gender identity
- Alcohol and other substance use
- Anger management
The above list is certainly not exhaustive, so we encourage you to seek help with us for any personal concerns you may have. Your first appointment will be a Triage Consultation to support you in discovering the best support options available to you. Some students find that their concerns can be managed in a single session, others find that they need multiple appointments to be the most supportive.
Individual counseling is free of charge available for full-time undergraduate, graduate, or DARC students. If this does not include you, we are happy to provide you with some referral information to the local community.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment. You can learn more about your first appointment by going here. If you are currently in crisis (e.g., risk of hurting yourself or others), please come to our office if this is during our business hours, or please call 911 (or go to the nearest emergency room) if we are not open, or at any time.