Reasons to Seek Counseling

There is no difficulty too big or too small to consult with counseling services. Whether these challenges are those that may feel  common and simple, to difficulties that you see as unique and make you feel different than everyone else, counseling is a great place to get some insight into concerns; a place that can help.


  • Adjusting to college
  • Stress, anxiety
  • Test anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transitions (e.g., leaving home, graduation, marriage, having children)
  • Relationship concerns (e.g., romantic relationships, roommates, friends, parents)
  • Gay, lesbian, and bisexual concerns
  • Discrimination
  • Loss and grieving
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment
  • Alcohol/drug abuse

Common career concerns

  • Indecision about an academic major
  • Dissatisfaction with current major
  • Lack of knowledge about an occupation or career field
  • Interest in graduate education

Other Reasons


  • Frequently missed classes
  • Eating disturbances, such as appetite loss or compulsive eating
  • Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Unexplained crying or emotional outbursts
  • Social withdrawal
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Significant behavior changes
  • Change in academic performance
  • Alcohol and/or drug abuse
  • Confusion or thinking disturbance
  • Thoughts of suicide: Comments and threats of suicide should always be taken seriously
Last Updated 3/4/20