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Counseling Services Information

Individual and couples counseling is available on campus. We also offer referrals and assessment tools to help you with any issues you may be experiencing.

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Individual and couples counseling is available on campus. The number of sessions are limited due to utilization of a short term model of counseling. The initial session is considered an overall assessment of your current situation to determine how we might best meet your needs.

Counseling Services addresses a variety of issues:

  • Adjustment to university life and other transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Family of origin
  • Self-esteem and identity
  • Relationship issues
    (communication struggles, conflict resolution, anger management
  • Pre-Marital & Marriage Counseling
  • Addictive tendencies
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual concerns
  • Preoccupation with food and/or body image
  • Self-mutilation
  • Past or present abuse
    (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Sexual assault and/or rape
  • Spirituality

Scope of Service

Learn more about the Counseling Services scope of services.


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. Many family insurance plans may provide coverage for some counseling services.

Assessment Tools

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.

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.

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