Counseling Services provides free, confidential, short-term individual, group, and couples counseling concerning personal issues. Students seek counseling for a wide variety of concerns, including adjustment to college, motivation, depression, anxiety, relationships with peers or family, sexuality, alcohol or drug use, body image, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, mood swings, disordered eating and stress. Referrals to off-campus professionals are available for psychiatric care and for long-term counseling. Counseling Services also provides Biofeedback, Guided Meditation and educational outreach programs on such topics as stress management, eating disorder prevention, alcohol education, sexual assault risk reduction, perfectionism and relationship skills. Counseling Services is located on the second floor of the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning.
We believe that the capacity to explore personal concerns or feelings, whether large or small, is a sign of strength. Our services are dedicated to helping students clarify the nature of their concerns and explore more effective ways of handling them.
Counseling Services extends a warm welcome to all veterans and veteran dependents to Southwestern. You are invited to utilize our services at any time while enrolled.