Individual Counseling

individual counseling

The decision to seek help through therapy is one which many people struggle with for some time before they make the first appointment. In the first session, many students say that it was difficult to come in, or that they feel like a failure for coming to counseling because they believe that "I should have been able to solve the problem on my own." Counseling is an asset. Counseling helps you understand yourself and your difficulties better, and ultimately helps you make healthy choices in your life.

Many students meet with a counselor on a one-to-one basis, to work through personal concerns. Counselors provide an opportunity for students to explore freely any personal problems or concerns they may not wish to share with family or friends. Relationship concerns, low self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness, disordered eating, sexual identity concerns, multicultural issues, and anxiety are just some of the issues that can be addressed confidentially in therapy. 

First Appointment:

Some students find that the initial meeting itself is all they need to explore and clarify their feelings and options. At your first appointment, you and a counselor will discuss the issues that led you to schedule an appointment. The counselor will talk to you about how the Student Counseling Service (SCS) is best able to provide the kind of assistance you need. When SCS is unable to provide the type of service you need or request, you will be referred to another office or service on campus or within the community that will best match your needs.