How do I know if I need counseling?

Counseling is the process of having a trained person listen to your concerns and offer feedback and support. If you feel stuck, confused, worried or even just frustrated with a problem, counseling could help. The counselors at North Central University are here for the students and are used to a wide range of concerns. Some examples of what people come in for are:

  • Homesickness
  • Dating Issues
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Depression
  • Life-calling
  • Anxiety
  • Death of family member
  • School Struggles
  • Eating Issues
  • Concern for a friend
  • Spiritual Struggles
  • Sexual Abuse

What happens if I think I want to try counseling?

Counseling is a free service to traditional day-time students who currently attend North Central University. The Service is designed to be short-term [8-12 sessions or less], solution focused counseling to assist students in working though life's presenting concerns in a confidential, professional environment.

If a student is interested in utilizing this service, he or she would need to setup an appointment through the Student Success Center. Confidential appointments can be made by calling x5000, email, or stopping by the the Student Success Center to schedule an appointment in person. The initial appointment will be for an intake interview with one of the counselors. Intake interviews are half an hour in length and are designed to complete necessary paperwork, along with assessing the current need and severity of the presenting concerns. At the completion of the intake interview, students will be informed of when an appointment time is available. Students will be seen as soon as possible following the intake interview and the availability of counselors. [Note: intake interviews are conducted by all the counselors and do not necessarily represent the professional who will provide the counseling services. Should students have a preference for a particular counselor this should be expressed during the intake process, however, this doe not guarantee their availability].

Upon scheduling one's appointment, students are encouraged to complete some of the paperwork ahead of time, along with reading information pertaining to the counseling services provided. These forms may be picked up at the time the appointment is scheduled with the SSC Service Coordinator.