The Office of Counseling Services is dedicated to providing a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss a variety of personal and interpersonal concerns. Counseling Services is also committed to providing a holistic wellness component to students' educational experiences with an emphasis on maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Counseling is a process by which individuals who are dissatisfied with some aspects of their lives enter into a relationship with a trained professional in order to gain greater insight into their circumstances and to develop more effective ways of handling/responding to their situations.
In general, counselors do not give advice but seek to help you understand yourself and your situation more fully so that you may see your options more clearly and make good decisions for yourself. We cannot guarantee specific results toward your counseling goals. However, counseling does benefit many people, and we will do our best to work toward mutually agreed upon treatment goals.
At times, students may be more appropriately served through an off-campus mental health provider. Your counselor will discuss this with you and assist you with a referral if necessary.