Purpose

College is a time of change and adjustment. This may result in anxiety, conflict, and uncertainty for many students. The University Counseling Center staff is available to assist students who may be experiencing these and other feelings. We want to help you make the most of your opportunities while in college.

The University Counseling Center is staffed by a team of professionals trained in education and counseling who want to help you cope with difficulties and make the most of your opportunities for success.

The University Counseling Center adheres to the code of ethics of the American Counseling Association and operates within a Christian perspective. All services provided are confidential and no information will be given to others without the consent of the individual.

The University Counseling Center provides services to students in a concerned, caring, and confidential setting. Services are provided to assist students in defining and accomplishing personal and academic goals. The services include:

  • High quality individual and group counseling to individuals who may be experiencing psychological or behavioral difficulties
  • Programming focused on the development needs of college students to maximize the potential of students to benefit from the academic environment and experience
  • Consultation to the institution to make the environment as beneficial to the intellectual, emotional and physical development of students as possible

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a unique, confidential and collaborative relationship between a trained helper and a person seeking help in which both the skills of the helper and the atmosphere created assist people with learning to relate to themselves and others in healthier ways. Although you may handle many things on your own, sometimes a little outside help, or a different and more objective point of view, can help you with putting your problems in perspective and handling them more effectively.

Individual, couple, and group counseling is available to help students with personal academic, and career concerns. Students coming to the Counseling Center are usually seeking more effective and rewarding lives by confronting personal problems, career questions, skill development issues, or value questions. (Counseling is not only for people with problems). Many people, including highly successful ones, find significant benefits in counseling. These benefits include increasing self-awareness, maximizing potential, and making the overall college experience more productive and meaningful.

The Counseling Center assists students in coping with difficulties and making the most of opportunities for academic and personal development. The Center’s staff operates within the Student Development Division’s purpose of providing opportunities for students to master increasingly complex developmental tasks, achieve self-direction, and become independent.