Is Counseling For Me?

Common Reasons Students Seek Counseling

With the excitement and challenges that occur during college, most students have a time in which they feel overwhelmed with at least one aspect of the college environment. You have likely worked though many of these problems yourself, or with the help of a friend or family member.

But what if that isn’t working? What if you don’t have anyone you feel comfortable talking to? What if your studies, sleep habits, or your mood is being affected by whatever is bothering you? What if you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness, or depression that you just can’t shake? It is during these times that you may feel it would be helpful to talk with a trained, objective mental health professional.

The reasons students seek counseling are as varied as the individuals seeking services.

Issues addressed in counseling may include:

Adjusting to College Life
  • being away from home
  • making new friends
  • learning to manage new responsibilities
  • difficulty meeting class requirements because of life events or emotional issues
Dealing with a Crisis or Trauma
  • death or major illness of a family member or close friend
  • loss of a significant relationship
  • assault
  • abuse (sexual, emotional or physical)
  • personal illness
Coping with Emotional or Mental Health Issues
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • anger
  • grief
  • homesickness or loneliness
  • suicidal thoughts or feelings
Overcoming Chemical Dependency or Eating Disorders
  • over use or abuse of drugs, alcohol, gambling, gaming, or Internet
  • food related concerns
  • body image issues
Sorting Out Relationship, Communication or Social Difficulties
  • dating and intimate relationships
  • family conflicts
  • roommate issues
  • peer pressure
  • sexual and/or gender concerns
  • social or group anxiety
Managing Life Issues
  • identity
  • financial pressures
  • stress
  • sleep problems
  • decision making
  • defining your values
  • goal setting
  • making healthy choices

Making the decision to seek counseling is often your first step in taking control of your situation. We invite you to embrace this opportunity for self-development and personal growth.

Still not sure if counseling is for you?
Drop in for a counseling session and we can help you decide!