The following services are available:
- Personal, individual or group psychoeducation and/or counseling for any situation which is causing a student concern or upset.
- Professional evaluation, support, and referral to competent mental health professionals in the Lawrenceville or Princeton area, if necessary.
- Crisis evaluation and counseling during times of sudden or severe psychological distress.
Most common difficulties for which students seek counseling include:
- Trouble adjusting to college life or aspects that arise related to being a college student.
- Anxiety, depression, or confusion which may disturb ordinary life in relation to oneself, others, or academic activity.
- Difficulty in relationships with partner, family, friends, etc.
- Uncertainty and inexperience relative to college life.
- Struggles related to academic pursuits.
- Lack of motivation or direction that may inhibit successful pursuit of college studies.
- Loneliness, fear, or isolation which may make daily living and existing in a “lonely crowd” a painful experience.
- Conflicts between personal needs and values and the needs and values of others.
- Grief and loss of close loved ones.
- Problems related to alcohol and/or drug use or abuse.
The counseling experience includes:
- An initial session that explores the needs of the student and determines what kind of assistance would be most beneficial.
- A healthy interpersonal relationship between the student and the counselor relative to the life experience of the student.
- Strict confidentiality with information shared with others upon the written permission of the student. (Some legal exceptions may apply.)