Questions and Answers:
Q: Who can benefit from counseling?
A: Counseling is not just for those who are suffing from serious psychological problems. All of us have times in our lives when we could beenfit from talking with a caring, professional listener. It is also common during adjustment to college life that self-doubts may arise or stress may seem to be getting the best of you; this is where the Counseling Center may be able to assist you.
Q: What is counseling?
A: Counseling is a voluntary relationship in which a professionally trained counselor meets with the student to discuss some issue or conflict. Counseling is a process by which change is sought through the expression of thoughts and emotions in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental forum.
Q: How does counseling work?
A: During the first meeting, you will meet with a counselor and complete an initial intake. The purpose of this first meeting is to provide a good fit for continued services. You will be asked to fill out some paperwork and answer some questions. Once the assessment is complete, a recommendation will be made and discussed with you.
Q: Is my information confidential?
A: The Counseling Center respects and protects the individual student's right to privacy and believes that a commitment to confidentiality is indispensible to effective, successful counseling. This will be further explained in the initial intake session.