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Division of Student Affairs


Counseling Center FAQ

Will services at the Student Counseling Center (SCC) cost me anything?

Does the Counseling Center offer career counseling?

If I go to the Student Counseling Center (SCC) for help, does that mean there is something wrong with me?

Who is eligible for services at the Student Counseling Center (SCC)?

Can I bring my family, including minor children, to my sessions?

Am I safe with my sexual orientation here?

Can the Counseling Center help me with my sexual orientation?

The college years are a time when many students begin to sort out their values and figure out who they are. It is not uncommon for students to question their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and explore how to integrate these with the rest of their life. The Counseling Center can be of assistance to you if you are experiencing any of the following:

Counseling may help you:

I have a chronic physical/medical condition, can the SCC provide on going support?

Why do people consider using counseling?

People often consider counseling under the following circumstances:

What types of counseling are available?

Individual Counseling: this form of counseling provides the opportunity to discuss and explore problems or feelings that are important to you. The general aim of individual counseling is to help you grow toward greater freedom in making informed choices and acting on personal decisions which are satisfying to you.

Couples Counseling: Assistance available to couples who wish to clarify and work to resolve the sources of stress and conflict within their relationship. Spouses and partners who are not students can be seen at the SCC if they are engaging in therapy as part of couples counseling with a currently enrolled student.

Group Counseling: there are times when the best way to work on personal change and understanding is within a group setting. This provides the opportunity to share and learn from others, to improve specific skills, and to receive feedback and support. Students are encouraged to call the SCC with suggestions for group topics.

What does research show about effectiveness of counseling?

If I begin counseling, how do I gain the most from it?

Does the counseling center prescribe medication? Do you have a nurse practitioner or psychiatrist on staff?

How do you communicate with my other health care providers?

How do I make an appointment?