Is Counseling Right for Me

Is Counseling Right for Me?

Sadness, anxiety, anger, depression, grief, frustration, confusion, guilt, helplessness and other common emotions are all feelings that we have or will have to face at some point in our lives. In many cases, these experiences are temporary, and you will recover without needing additional help or support. Sometimes, these life struggles may be more severe or prolonged.

If you need a safe place to talk and get support, Counseling and Psychological Services is here to help. If you need support to problem solve or you just find yourself feeling overwhelmed but not sure what to do, we are here to support you in any way we can.

If you prefer to talk with a peer, Well-being Coaches are available through Big Red Resilience and Well-being. Coaches are trained student volunteers who help other students thrive. Below are some of the differences between counseling and peer coaching.

Counseling vs. Peer Coaching
Counseling Peer Coaching
Counseling is a service that supports college students by providing effective treatment for mental health concerns. Well-being coaching is a service that supports college students by enhancing holistic well-being, health, and success through empowering conversations about strengths and goals.
Counseling center staff are licensed mental health professionals. Well-being coaching staff are graduate and upper-level undergraduate students who have participated in semester-long training as well-being coaches.
Counseling staff collect information about you and your concerns and work with you to decide how to best address them. Counseling staff will come alongside you on your journey toward resolving or managing these concerns. Coaches believe you are the expert in what you need, and help you identify and trust your distinctive voice so that you can make decisions that are most appropriate for your preferred outcomes.

Counseling and Psychological Services Helps Students With:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alcohol and drug concerns
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Attention difficulties
  • Eating/body image concerns
  • Grief and trauma
  • Homesickness
  • Diversity concerns
  • Social justice issues
  • Test anxiety
  • Communication deficits and other personal concerns
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