Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional mental health counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.
While people seek counseling for many reasons, some of the common issues addressed in counseling include:
- Coping with stress
- Improving mood and overcoming depression
- Enhancing self-esteem and confidence
- Managing anxiety
- Surviving loss and grief
- Adjusting to college
- Improving relationships
- Dealing with trauma (e.g. abuse, assault)
- Addressing sexual orientation and identity
- Coping with family and childhood issues
- Processing systematic and interpersonal discrimination and injustice
Striving to better understand the intersections of identity and race is something all Meredith counselors work towards. No two people have the same experiences. We are committed to supporting and celebrating students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, relationship orientation, religion, class, ability level, body type/size, genetic information, age, political viewpoint, and any other salient or intersecting personal and cultural identities.