Individual and couples counseling is available on campus. The initial session is considered an overall assessment of your current situation to determine how we might best meet your needs. Counseling Services are a free service to undergraduate and FOCUS students and our availability follows the academic calendar.
Counseling Services addresses a variety of issues:
- abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
- anger management
- various traumas (e.g. veterans issues, etc.)
- eating disorders
- family of origin
- marital and relationship
- pre-marital counseling
- self-esteem and identity
- conflict resolution
- spirituality and faith
- educational goals and life transition
Due to the various needs of students, Counseling Services also provides referrals to off-campus counseling agencies. We will attempt to match your particular issue with a counselor that specializes in that area. We have a broad list of off-campus counseling options with varying price ranges. The college's student insurance policy and many family insurance plans may provide coverage for some counseling services.
We have various assessment tools available to enhance your self-awareness in a variety of areas. They require a modest fee and are interpreted by one of the staff counselors. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the MMPI-2 as well as the Prepare/Enrich assessment for pre-marital couples are available in Counseling Services. Please check with one of the staff counselors to schedule an appointment.
This hour is an effort to provide staff availability on a daily basis for immediate needs. On Monday / Wednesday / Friday at 3:10 p.m. and Tuesday / Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at least one counselor will be available for a 30 minute session on a first-come basis. An appointment is not needed during this hour.
Support Groups and Seminars
We offer groups and seminars based on student interests and needs.
Programs and Events
Counseling Services addresses a number of psychological, sexual, emotional and spiritual issues through different events and programs. Additional information about specific groups or events will be posted around campus.