Counselors are available to help you:
- Define your educational and career goals.
- Deal with personal concerns that affect school and work success.
- Help minimize obstacles to student success.
Come in to Counseling and Health Services in Health Sciences (HSC) Room 124 or call 360-992-2614 to schedule an appointment.
Health Services: 360-992-2614
Crisis Line: 360-696-9560 or 800-626-8137
Is counseling right for me?
Counseling involves expressing your concerns, questions and feelings and identifying ways to handle them. Counselors are trained professionals who can help you sort out your confusion, make wise decisions and change behaviors or patterns that interfere with your goals. Counseling is not magic. It is a collaborative process requiring your participation. Counselors will not solve your problems for you, or tell you what to do. Rather, they will help you identify resources you already have, look at problems from a new perspective and assist you in developing skills and understanding to guide you toward your
Problems often mentioned by students that affect school or work success include:
- Determining whether you should go to school or just get a job
- Deciding if you should stay in school
- Anxiety about graduation and future employability
- Identifying classes needed to upgrade current skills
- Identifying interests and abilities
- Exploring educational options
- Developing employable skills
- Coping with loss of a job
- Decision making
- Worrying too much
- Shyness, loneliness
- Confusion and uncertainty
- Lack of assertiveness
- Relationship problems
- Time management problems
- Coping with stress
- Managing anger
- Communicating effectively
- Balancing school, work and family
- Dealing with perfectionism and other unrealistic expectations
- Dealing with anxiety or depression
- Independence—separation from parents
- Social concerns
- School concerns—study skills, difficulty in classes