Types of Counseling
Types of Sessions
Most students are either self-referred or referred by a doctor, agency, or friend, and need only five or six appointments to address their problems. Thus, our counseling service is a short-term, out–patient treatment facility.
When students need an objective, caring listener who is knowledgeable about human behavior, the Counseling Center is the place to go. There is nothing mysterious about the counseling process. Expect the counselor to listen attentively, to express caring concerns, and to offer questions and feedback aimed toward helping you help yourself.
Many students meet with the counselor on a one-to-one basis, usually weekly, to work thought personal concerns. Most students are seen for less than one semester. The frequency and number of sessions will be determined by you and your counselor.
Counseling in groups, offers a broad range of insight and support from peers and professional counselors. Some groups deal with general concerns, others have a more specific focus such as personal growth and elimination of self defeating behaviors.
Couples counseling strives to alleviate the strains in a close relationship, and requires both partner’s full participation.
Occasionally, you may be referred to another counselor whose expertise can better meet you needs. Students may be introduced to resources which offer more or different services form those available through the Counseling Center.