Frequently Asked Questions
General Counseling Questions
Who Can Benefit from Counseling?
Counseling is not just for those who suffer from serious psychological problems. All of us have times in our lives when we could benefit from talking with a caring, professional listener about the things that hurt us, puzzle us or concern us; about old hurts that just won't go away; about how to get out of life what we really need and want. It's perfectly normal for any one of us to need assistance at times. It is also common that during adjustment to university, self-doubts may arise, or stress may temporarily get the best of you. This is where our counselors can be of assistance to you.
What Kinds of Problems Do Students Bring In?
- Sadness or depressed feelings
- Roommate troubles
- Overwhelmed with academics and relationships
- Recent romantic problems or a breakup
- A pattern of picking the wrong man or woman to date
- Homesickness or trouble fitting in at Tarleton
- Missing friends and family too much or too often
- Trouble sleeping too much or too little
- Worrying too much or too often
- Disordered eating habits or an eating disorder
- Feeling isolated from or out of step with others
- Anxious feelings especially generalized or out of control
- Drinking too much or thinking about drinking too much
- Sexual assault, date rape, sexual abuse issues
- Domestic violence and violence against women
- Need someone to help make an important decision
- Meeting your own and your family's expectations
How much does it cost?
What can I expect when I come to the SCC for the first time?
- Paper Work
- Meeting with a counselor