Counseling makes sense when you are having trouble coping with a stressful
situation or solving a personal problem. It offers emotional support, new
perspectives, and help considering possible solutions. So if you are in a
lot of distress, or feel overwhelmed by a problem, or find that you keep
repeating the same mistakes, then you might consider seeking counseling.
More specifically, students often seek help with the following concerns:
psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or
substance abuse, broader personal issues, such as self-esteem, communication
problems, relationship issues, identity development, family conflict,
educational issues, such as procrastination, test anxiety, studying
difficulties, career counseling, and time management, crisis situations,
such as suicidal thoughts, or the death of someone close.
This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it does give you a sense of
the range of issues that psychologists address.