What is Counseling?
- What is Counseling?
Counseling is a collaborative process which involves the development of an unique, confidential, helping relationship. In this relationship, the counselor acts as a facilitator in helping the client to understand more accurately him/herself and the world around him/her. Individuals are helped to understand their feelings and behaviors, their relationships with others, their particular situation’s, choices, and decisions. Discussion of important and relevant issues enable individuals to make mature choices and become independent.
- Why do students come for Counseling?
The most common concerns which students bring to the Counseling Center are:
- Puzzling or Distressing emotional states
- Problematic or abusive relationship issues
- Trauma Recovery
- Substance use issues
- Low Self-confidence
- Self-defeating behaviors
- Career and life planning
- When should a student use our services?
Prevention is the best cure. The college years are known to be extraordinarily stressful for many students. Most cope adequately with stress, at least without becoming overwhelmed. However in this contemporary climate of competition and pressure, increasing numbers of students find that stress becomes unmanageable and interferes with learning, and seek healthy, coping options through counseling.