Typical Concerns

Student Counseling Services (SCS) utilizes a brief time-limited counseling model (10 sessions per academic year) to assist students in addressing multiple issues that are common in a college setting. Some of the issues that are commonly addressed are:

Personal Concerns

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Guilt
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief
  • Shyness


  • Feeling emotionally overwhelmed
  • Headaches
  • Tension
  •  Fatigue
  •  Insomnia
  •  Panic Attacks

Relationship Concerns

  • Marital issues
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Boyfriend/girlfriend difficulties
  • Sexual concerns
  • Roommate problems
  • Couples conflicts

Developmental/Family Concerns

  • Family crisis
  • Divorce
  • Identity concerns
  • Concerns from childhood and/or adolescence
  • Parenting Issues

Academic Skills Concerns

  • Performance anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Under-achievement
  • Low motivation
  • Test Anxiety
  • Poor Study Skills
  • Poor Decision-making Skills
  • Poor Communication Skills
  • Speech Anxiety

Other Concerns

  • Crisis intervention
  • Sexual assault
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Body image
  • Eating disorders

SCS also provides referral services for those students who may benefit from counseling services that extend beyond the 10-session limit for personal counseling or from services not offered at SCS. A counselor will explain the referral process with the student on an individual basis; however, specialized services that may not be available through SCS include the following:

  • Presence of significant drug and/or alcohol problems (ex. current substance dependence)
  • Presence of significant eating disorders
  • Request for psychological evaluations for the purpose of accommodations
  • Request for psychological testing
  • Need, or request, for a treatment modality not provided by the SCS staff