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Located in the Murden Health Center (next to the Pavilion) the Counseling Center offers confidential processes for dealing with issues and problems of life with trained professionals. Students often seek counseling when they realize that they need help making difficult life choices; managing conflicts in personal, family, or work life; coping with stress and anxiety; dealing with depression; reporting and/or healing from sexual assault; improving troubled relationships; grieving personal losses; healing wounds of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; overcoming fears or phobias; recovering from addiction (tobacco, food, Internet, gambling, drugs, alcohol, sex); exploring spiritual crises; creating a healthier, happier lifestyle; building self-esteem; establishing healthy sexual identity; clarifying life goals; addressing loneliness; deciding about pregnancy, birth, and parenting; or setting personal boundaries.
Counseling Center services include short-term individual counseling; referrals to community therapists, treatment programs, and 12-step programs; emergency crisis counseling, personal development groups on special topics; training for Residence Hall Directors, Resident Assistants, and Peer Group Leaders; community education; and consultation to campus groups. Counseling services may also be utilized as a link between the student and parents, or others considered a part of one's personal network.