Why See a Counselor?
Personal or psychological counseling offers you the opportunity to
talk about social, emotional, or behavioral problems that are either
you distress or interfering with your functioning. Counselors are
trained professionals who can respond to your concerns in an objective
non-judgmental manner. The counseling relationship is unique in that
it provides a safe forum for you to speak freely, knowing that what
is shared will be kept private and confidential.
There are many reasons for pursuing personal or psychological counseling.
Some of the most common problems for which students seek help include
- difficulty concentrating or completing academic tasks
- family or relationship problems
- procrastination and other self-defeating behaviors/habits
- issues of grief and loss
- difficulty managing stress
- coping with traumatic events
- domestic violence or sexual assault
- depression or lack of motivation
- anxiety or acute panic attacks
- problems with alcohol or other drugs
- issues with eating behavior and/or body image
- problems with anger
- sexual concerns
- compulsive behaviors