The decision to begin counseling is an important one. Counseling is not a “quick fix” cure to your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and concerns, to examine your options, and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set. Counselors are trained to be sensitive to and respectful of individual differences.
The first counseling session is called an Intake and is designed to obtain relevant background information and family history, and to identify the specific concerns that led you to seek counseling. At the conclusion of the Intake, the counselor will discuss appropriate resources and any other recommendations for assisting you in resolving your concerns.
CONCERNS COLLEGE STUDENTS CONFRONT
- Alcohol and substance use and abuse
- Being unable to concentrate on academic work
- Conflicts in a relationship
- Breaking up
- Feeling isolated and lonely
- The death of a friend or family member
- Eating disorders
- Lack of confidence and self-esteem
- Family problems
- Fears about talking to a professor
- Marital problems
- Sexual identity