Students often have concerns about the way they are handling the pressures of college life. Worries about relationships, grades, choosing a major, or just stress in general can sometimes leave you feeling dazed and confused. The Counseling Center offers assistance to help you perform better academically, to cope with your emotions, and to be more effective in your relationships with others.
Many students decide to participate in individual or group counseling. If you decide to take part in either type of counseling, you and your counselor will set goals so that you know what you are working toward. Counseling offers you the opportunity to explore yourself and your environment. As a result, you may choose to change the way you think, feel, and behave so that you can make the most of your time at A-State. If you are worried about stress management, depression, anxiety, grief or have other concerns, please call on us.
Haven't chosen a major yet? Don't know exactly what direction you should take? Well, in career counseling we say, "If you don't know where you are going, you'll probably end up somewhere else." Let us be your guide as you explore your career interests and possibilities. You can take a series of career and personality inventories that will help you better understand which career field should suit you best. Your counselor will interpret your inventory findings and help you explore your options.
Learning is a skill that some of us have mastered better than others. If you are having difficulty performing in the classroom, come to the Center for learning skills training. We can help you with test anxiety as well as test taking skills
The Center staff provides a wide range of programs to student groups including, but not limited to, Greek Organizations, Religious Organizations, Residence Life groups, and SGA groups. We also make presentations to classes from time to time. If your organization or class would like a program on stress management, study skills, conflict resolution, communication skills, anxiety management, grief resolution, or other related topic, please contact the Center.