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COUNSELING

Personal Counseling

Personal counseling is provided to students who need and seek assistance in resolving personal issues that interfere with school. Short-term counseling may be provided through personal counseling appointments in the counseling center and/or student health center and/or referring students to appropriate community resources.

Personal counseling is short-term and is related to success in college. It may deal with topics such as:

  • Self-awareness
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Stress management
  • Clarification and resolution of specific problems related to academic success
  • Relationship issues (problems with parents, spouses/significant others, divorce, etc.)
  • Dealing with Grief or illness
  • Dealing with feelings that arise because of lack of financial or emotional support.

Personal counseling may also take the form of:

  • Motivational support
  • Identification of special needs
  • Building self-esteem and sound decision-making skills
  • Referral to off-campus or on-campus resources
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Assisting students with personal, family, and other issues that may affect their educational progress.
  • Offering support to students with a respect and understanding for their backgrounds, cultural values, gender, communication styles, abilities, and limitations.

Personal Counseling:

  • Allow students to openly express any feelings, thoughts, reactions, and attitudes that are present.
  • Assist in the process for students' to develop competence, manage emotions, move through autonomy toward interdependence, develop mature interpersonal relationships, establish identity, develop purpose, and integrity.
  • Encourage students to replace irrational beliefs with something more realistic, and reasonable so they do not sabotage the core self.
  • Enhance students' self-esteem, and empower them in a healthy way to take ownership of their life style.
  • Empower each student to become more responsible for their academic outcome, and be aware of how the role each student engage will impact his or her future.

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