Individual Counseling

Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides short-term individual counseling to currently enrolled Auburn University undergraduate and graduate students. AU students who are academically suspended may be able to access services as part of their comprehensive plan to return to the university. Individual counseling provides an opportunity to explore your concerns on a one-to-one basis within the context of a confidential relationship. Our counseling model attempts to empower you with the resources needed to make positive changes in your life. The counselor and client work together to define and discuss personal issues and reach mutually agreed upon goals. Issues may include:

  • Significant changes in mood (depression)
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Relationship issues (break-ups, isolation or difficulty forming relationships, roommate conflicts, etc.)
  • Separation from parents
  • Adjustment to the university
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Eating concerns and body image
  • Family issues (divorce, financial stressors, etc.)
  • Grief and loss
  • References to suicide
  • Anger management
  • Spirituality issues
  • Psychosomatic issues (tension headaches, insomnia or excessive sleep, loss of appetite, etc.)
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity Issues

Sessions generally last 50 minutes and occur one time per week. The SCS brief therapy model allows for 10 sessions per academic year. If a longer-term therapy experience is desired or clinically-indicated, then a referral to a private therapist or community service will be made as early as possible.