Individual counseling can provide a safe, confidential place for exploring thoughts and feelings about the many changes happening internally and externally for college students. Counseling can help understand options, observe patterns, and move forward with goals. It’s okay to come to counseling for any reason, even if you’re not sure exactly what it is (that’s what we’re here for), some of the reasons students initially come in include:
Relationships (family, friends, romantic)
Feeling depressed or sad
Difficulties with school or studying
Questions about identity (race, culture, gender, religion, sexuality, age, etc.)
Feeling out of control
Something you've never told anyone, but wished you could
Asserting yourself/Communication skills
Feeling anxious, or having panic attacks
Worrying about your appearance or your weight
Unwanted sexual experiences
Drinking or using drugs
Not feeling good about yourself
Habits or behaviors that you feel compelled to do
CHW operates on a short term model, meaning that we are able to meet with students about 10 times in the academic year. If you and your counselor decide that a longer therapy relationship is going to be the best, we will help you find a referral off campus.
Group counseling is one of the best ways to learn about ourselves and strengthen our relationships with others. In Group, you have a chance to meet with 4-8 other students and learn about how others cope with their feelings and experiences, practice new ways of communicating, and learn new skills. Many people find group to be even MORE helpful than individual therapy because they see that they are not alone.
Many groups at CHW require a meeting with a therapist and/or the group leaders to make sure it’s a good fit. All groups are free and confidential.
Please visit our Groups and Workshops page for information on the groups currently being offered at CHW.
Outreach, Consultation, Training, & Workshops:
Counseling staff are happy to work with students, faculty, and other departments to offer training and workshops on a variety of issues relating to students' lives. We also provide specialized training to faculty, staff, and student leaders on the mental health needs and concerns of SU students. Staff may also serve as consultants to student, faculty, and other organizations in the SU community.