- What should I talk about in counseling?
Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common issues that bring students to counseling services include but not limited to: low self-confidence, academic performance, depression, anxiety, distressing thoughts or feelings, difficulties adjusting to college, anger or irritability, stress, traumatic experiences, relationship problems, health-related concerns, alcohol or drug misuse, problems with eating or body image, difficulty making friends and difficulties with concentration or motivation.
- Will my professors or family members find out that I am seeing a counselor?
Absolutely not. Counseling records are not part of your academic record. The counseling process is confidential. Some exceptions to confidentiality do apply. Your counselor may need to share information in the event of a psychological emergency requiring hospitalization or in circumstances involving your safety or the safety of others. When these exceptions occur, you will be informed. However, you have power to decide who gains information about your counseling services.