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, partners, 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!!
Will anyone else know that a student is attending counseling?
No, counseling is confidential and the counselors are legally bound to keep your personal information private. Parents, friends, or faculty members will not be told whether students are coming to counseling and will not be given any information about counseling without the student's written permission. Also, counseling records are not included in the student's university record.