Office of Counseling and Psychological Services provides a broad
range of services to the students of Shawnee State University.
Services are offered by licensed clinical counselors in a confidential
setting. The focus of the services are developmental, remedial and
preventive in nature. Services are available to any post high school student of the
University community, whether they be full-time or part-time and are
free of charge.
may be experiencing a personal problem, which they may wish to
discuss with a counselor. The situation need not be desperate or
overwhelming. However, understanding a situation before it becomes a
crisis often prevents the onset of more serious difficulties.
Initially, the student and the counselor will work together to
assess the situation, develop a better understanding of why it is
occurring, discuss alternatives to rectify the situation and then
decide how best to proceed. Occasionally, only one consultative
session is necessary. Most often, the student will see the counselor
on an on-going basis for several sessions.
Students who seek services present a range of issues and concerns.
of the most common are:
full range of services is provided to address these or any other
concerns that a student may be experiencing. These include:
feelings of anxiety, depression, or anger
from academic or personal issues
of alcohol or drugs
with food and eating
troubles with family, friends, roommates, or significant others
when taking tests
feelings as a result of a sexual assault or abuse
bereavement and grief
coping with traumatic events
thoughts of harm to self or others