Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Counseling
"Why is there a personal counseling service on campus?”
Discussing personal situations with friends, family, and others can be helpful, but sometimes these people care so much about your well-being that they become over-involved and lose their objectivity. Personal counseling may offer a different perspective and help develop new strategies and solutions.
“Aren’t most people who seek personal counseling ‘sick’ or ‘crazy’?” Certainly not! Most students who seek counseling desire personal growth and are responding to changes in their lives; we are here to help. We believe that seeking counseling is a sign of personal strength.
“What kinds of problems do students typically bring to counseling?”
FEELINGS such as depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness, stress, low self-esteem, or hopelessness
RELATIONSHIPS with parents, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, or friends
BEHAVIORS like crying, eating too much or too little, abusing alcohol and many others
ACADEMIC situations like test anxiety, procrastination, or time management
“How much do counseling services cost on campus?”
They are FREE!!