Common Issues

Coming to counseling doesn't mean you're crazy, and it is not a sign of weakness. Most people seek counseling when their usual ways of handling problems aren't working well for some reason. They may have found that talking to friends or family about their problem is not the best option. Many students who come feel upset in some way, depressed, angry, confused, lonely, or overwhelmed. These upsetting feelings may have been set off by a number of situations including:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family problems
  • Stress
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Eating disorders & body image issues
  • Homesickness
  • Alcohol & drug issues
  • Time management problems & Procrastination
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Grief & Loss
  • Coping with a traumatic experience
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sexual-Orientation
  • ADHD

There are many other reasons people come for counseling. Counseling is a chance to learn more about yourself; learn how to resolve personal problems that are getting in the way of being a successful student; talk with someone not personally involved with a situation who can give feedback from a different perspective; and learn new skills and ways of looking at situations to become more capable at solving problems in the future.