A college education offers many opportunities; it also comes with its shares of stress. You may be struggling because of an over-booked schedule, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief or loss, drug or alcohol abuse or another personal concern. It is easy to become distracted from your academic work with life’s concerns.
If you would like to speak with someone about your concerns, consider scheduling an appointment with Counseling Services on campus. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 262-521-5480, or stopping by the Student Development Office in A115. Appointments are available Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Summer break hours vary.
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How Can I Benefit from Counseling?
Counseling can help with the following:
- Using personal strengths and attributes in a variety of situations
- Identifying problem areas and factors that attribute to difficulties and dissatisfaction
- Learning what thoughts and behaviors attribute to and maintain problems and how to change them
- Improving stress-management skills
- Building self-confidence and self-esteem
- Enhancing the quality of relationships
- Making better decisions
- Leading a more satisfying and fulfilling life
Common concerns students seek counseling for help with:
- Break-up of a romantic relationship
- Family problems
- Relational problems with a partner, roommates, friends or professors
- Problems with drugs and/or alcohol
- Eating disorders
- Suicidal thinking
- Grief and loss
- Lack of motivation
What is Counseling Like?
Usually a first time counseling session involves the student giving the counselor background information and talking about what led them to schedule an appointment. The student and counselor will work together to articulate a list of goals (i.e. improved mood, increase in coping and stress management skills, improved communication skills, improve a particular relationship, improve self-esteem, improve time management skills) the student would like to accomplish while attending counseling. Following sessions will focus on goal attainment.
If the counselor determines that it would be in the student's best interest to work with someone with specialized experience or who is available for an increased level of care, the student will be given referral resources.
Respecting students' privacy is of the utmost importance. Confidentiality is strictly maintained under the guidelines of state and federal laws as well as professional ethics. Students' counseling files are held separately from academic and conduct files.