Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is a confidential one-on-one intervention with a counselor. There is no preset limit to the number of counseling sessions available for every student. The therapist along with the student will determine the duration and frequency of sessions during the initial evaluation and treatment planning phase. Sessions usually last 45 to 50 minutes and meet weekly or biweekly, depending on the treatment plan. Examples of problems worked on are listed below along with links to self-help information.




Low self-esteem

Thoughts of harming yourself

Conflicts with partner or family member

Dealing with an abusive relationship

Grief and loss

Sexual abuse

Adjusting to civilian life after war and post-war traumatic experiences

Eating disorders

Obsessions and compulsions

Alcohol/substance abuse

Coping with illness 

Sexual orientation

Sexual problems

Students are typically seen for about 8-12 sessions (one session per week). Each session is approximately 40 minutes long. There is no fee for service.