Personal Counseling

Overview

The college years are traditionally a time when students experience increased personal growth and maturity through their encounters with different people, values, and concepts. Learning to balance the resources of time, energy, and freedom with academic responsibilities and interpersonal relationships can be difficult for even the most successful students.

Our staff provides short-term individual counseling to assist students in identifying, assessing, and resolving concerns which may interfere with their academic, social and emotional growth and development.

Services Include

  • Adjustment Issues
  • Relationships
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault

Relaxation Videos

Progressive Muscle Relaxation:

This 15 minute video provides an overview of what Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is, mentions some benefits to doing it, suggests some tips for getting started, and then guides you through an exercise.  If you are already familiar with PMR, feel free to skip ahead to the exercise which begins around the 6:08 minute mark.

Guided Imagery Video of a Forest Scene:

This 16 minute video explains what guided imagery and visualizations are, some of the benefits to doing them, how to do them, and then guides you through an exercise.  If you are already familiar with doing guided imagery, feel free to skip ahead to the exercise which begins around the 4:56 minute mark.

 

Crisis Intervention

A crisis is any situation in which a person needs immediate assistance in order to adequately cope. Our mental health professionals make every effort to respond quickly to a student in crisis. In most cases, the student can talk to a professional immediately. Students in crisis do not need an appointment and can come to the main desk at the Counseling Services (214-768-2277). After hours, call 214-768-2277 for the counselor on-call.