Benefits of Counseling
Counseling helps students...
- Get Unstuck!
At times our usual ways of handling problems aren't working for some reason and we feel stuck! Counseling helps students discuss and understand their problems to help create different strategies.
- Figure out problems.
Periods of life change like being in college may bring new stress and problems that have many sides and are not easily solved. Counseling can help clients understand the different sides of their problems so that their situation may be improved.
- Develop a more positive, hopeful outlook.
When difficult life events come up or when a lot of little things go wrong for someone over time, it may become difficult to feel hopeful or have a positive outlook. Counseling can help students understand the impact tough situations have had on their feelings and develop strategies to develop a more hopeful perspective.
- Learn more about habits that lead to problems.
Most people struggle to overcome bad habits (behaviors that we seem to repeat over and over even though they may lead to problems for example: procrastination, angry outbursts, drinking too much, etc). Counseling provides a safe space to learn more about overcoming these habits by using strategies that have been shown to help others in similar situations.
- Regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.
Seeking help from professional experienced helpers may help you feel you are helping yourself, by taking steps to improve your life and influence your life situation.
- Discover personal strengths.
Counseling can help you learn more about yourself by helping you see and understand your strengths and learning how to use those strengths to grow in other areas.
- Succeed in college.
Counseling can help you set goals for college and your future career. It can also help you understand your strengths and areas of growth as a student. It can also help you see how stress and emotional difficulties may interfere with your ability to focus on your studies and help you develop better ways of coping.