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Counseling Services

Individual Therapy

Need to talk? We're here to listen.

Whether you're experiencing personal concerns or are looking for insight into matters that you would like to improve, we encourage you to visit the Counseling Center for therapy.

A trained mental health professional will help you define goals, make decisions and solve problems related to personal, social, career and educational concerns. Students discuss goals and length of the counseling experience with their therapist to determine what is best for them.

Individual therapy may be of help to you if you feel concerned about:

  • Where you are going with your life
  • Picking the wrong friends or romantic partners
  • Reactions you are having to a traumatic event
  • Something you have never told anybody, but feel like you should
  • Study skills. Maybe you received all "A"s and "B"s in high school and now are on academic probation. Maybe you do your homework, but don't seem to learn.
  • Deciding on a major
  • Drinking or using other drugs
  • Feeling like you can't go on
  • Thinking that things always go wrong
  • Making meaningful connections/friends at college
  • Feeling sad or depressed most of the time
  • Struggling with the loss of an important person, influence or relationship
  • Your relationship with food and eating
  • Feeling stressed out or anxious

If YOU are concerned, it is important to us!

9 Tips to get the most out of your counseling sessions

Maximize your progress by being an active participant as you work with your counselor.

  1. Clarify your goals — write down your thoughts, be specific, and prioritize your concerns.
  2. Complete the brief assessment tool.
  3. Be descriptive about your concerns— this gives your counselor insight.
  4. Arrive on time and try not to miss your scheduled appointments — this maximizes the time you have with your counselor.
  5. Be open and honest, ask questions, and seek clarification.
  6. Let your counselor know if you are feeling worse.
  7. Be honest about safety concerns — your safety is our priority.
  8. Make time to think about the things you have discussed with your counselor in between sessions.
  9. Follow through on homework assignments from your counselor — practice strategies and skills discussed in your session, and keep a journal.

Counseling Center

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0910