Counselors help students develop the skills needed to overcome personal problems that are interfering with their academic progress. Some of the personal issues for which students seek counseling are: family issues/conflicts, drug and alcohol related problems, sexual concerns, self-confidence, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, developing a sense of identity, and loss and bereavement.
Students receive personal counseling services through individual short-term counseling sessions, and counselors may make referrals to outside agencies when necessary. The counseling relationship is completely confidential and private.
Students can meet with counselors in the following ways:
Through career counseling, students explore, establish, clarify, and plan appropriate and realistic goals. Counselors help students explore their interests and skills, complete career inventories, interpret results, and use this information to develop a career plan.