Counseling Process | Responsibilities
The Counseling Process
Counseling can help you learn to make better decisions. It
can help you define your problems and learn techniques to either
overcome them or cope with them. Counseling can assist you with
developing greater confidence in your academic performance, define
career directions and acquire a keener awareness and appreciation
of your needs and those of other people. With counseling, you
can improve your communication skills, establish more meaningful
relationships, or cope more effectively with feelings of depression
or anxiety. Any personal, academic, or career concern may be
explored in counseling.
During counseling, you will be helped to clarify feelings,
thoughts and needs. You and your counselor will work together
to define realistic goals and explore available options. As you
discover ways to make changes, you will be better able to direct
your choices. Counseling is an active process, both during sessions
and outside of counseling, as you implement new skills and insights.
Depending upon the intensity of concerns and level of involvement
in making needed changes, students are often able to resolve
difficulties in four to eight counseling sessions.
Our Shared Responsibilities
Your personal commitment to helping yourself is crucial to
an effective counseling process. Counselors can help you only
if you are willing to receive help, attend scheduled sessions,
and engage in new ways of thinking and acting outside of the
If you will be delayed in coming at your scheduled time, or
if you must cancel your appointment, please notify our secretary,
at ext. 4610, preferably 24 hours before your appointment. If
you wish to terminate, please call or come in immediately to
inform your counselor. If you have been scheduled for multiple
sessions and miss a session without calling to inform us, your
future appointment times may be given to another student.
Your counselor will make every attempt to be prompt for your
appointment. However, there may be occasions when, due to an
emergency, the counselor must delay or cancel your appointment.
We regret the inconvenience this might cause you and, with your
permission, will attempt to inform you of this change by email