Counseling services are free, confidential, and available to currently enrolled students. Services include: brief counseling for individuals; consultation to students, faculty, staff, and parents; screenings and assessments; assistance with referrals to community resources; outreach and education; spriritual direction; individual screening; and crisis interventions. We strive to provide services in a welcoming atmosphere and make every effort to accommodate students quickly upon their request. It is important to us that the Counseling Center is a safe, approachable place and that services are easy to access.
You may be surprised to find out that emotional difficulty during the college years is quite common, and in many ways a normal part of transition and development. College can also be a time of increased stress and anxiety for a variety of reasons, and it is important to be aware of the problem areas often experienced by students, including:
|•||Difficulty with adjustment to college life|
|•||Depression and anxiety|
|•||Grief and loss|
|•||Alcohol and drug abuse|
|•||Relationship problems and loneliness|
|•||Self-concept and decision-making|
Staying Healthy Now
A Brief Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Harm Reduction Program, aims to educate and support students for better understanding and decision-making about alcohol, and is separate and more thorough than the prevention and awareness outreach campaigns held out to the general student population. Students may be referred to Choices as part of the judicial process after an alcohol violation or apart from that process to address alcohol use concerns. The program uses screening, education, interactive journaling, and can help a student appreciate the risks associated with alcohol use and equip them with effective strategies for reducing the risk and harm associated with drinking in the college environment. Alcohol evaluations may also be conducted at the request of the student or referral source, and assistance is offered to navigate different treatment options, if appropriate.