The Counseling Service offers brief consultations for students who are concerned for the well being of another. Counselors are available to sit down either with a single student or a small group of students who share concern for a friend. The goal of a consultation is for the counselor and student(s) to jointly come to a better understanding of the situation and to discuss possible courses of action. Students may also use this time to garner support for themselves and to become aware of support systems throughout the college community. Consultation appointments usually last for 30 minutes and can be scheduled by calling 725-3145.
Whether or not you choose to schedule a consultation, if you are currently concerned about a friend, we encourage you to look through the worried about a friend section of this website; it may be of some help to you at what can be a worrisome and challenging time.
The Counseling Service is available to help groups of individuals explore topics of interest and/or to work through shared concerns. These workshops vary in duration and can be held throughout the campus. Groups who have previously participated in workshops include sports teams, residence hall floors, and student lead organizations. Open workshops have also been offered for interested members of the college community at large. Topics of discussion have included stress reduction, disordered eating, grief/trauma, test anxiety, performance enhancement, and sleep. If you are interested in arranging a workshop on any of these topics or on another topic of interest, please contact us to learn more at 725-3145.