Counseling Support

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Counseling Support Services are designed to assist students with making decisions and adjusting to college life. Our goal is to promote personal growth and development.

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Personal Counseling

We all face many challenges in life and at some time find it difficult to sort through our options or make decisions. Supportive counseling allows you an opportunity to talk over what is on your mind with an objective person who can help you learn new skills and ways of looking at situations. Once one learns to solve new problems on their own they are better adept at doing so in the future.

Typical reasons given by students seeking personal counseling:

  • Manage stress and anxiety effectively
  • Clarify values and priorities
  • Improve relationships
  • Cope with grief and/or loss
  • Explore issues of sexuality
  • Overcome feelings of depression
  • Resolve problems related to alcohol/drug use
  • Learn more effective coping strategies

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Group Counseling

Groups generally have 5-8 members, and they meet weekly for 1-1/2 hours. Confidentiality is an important issue in group and is one that is addressed in the first group session and reiterated throughout. Group members are asked to respect each others privacy and agree not to divulge details that would identify others outside of the group.

Students participating in group counseling sessions gain a range of insight and support from the professional counselor’s and peers within the group. Groups can be general in nature (personal growth issues) or can be more targeted (substance abuse education, stress management, time management, academic performance, etc.). Students are referred to a group when it is deemed appropriate by one of the counseling staff members and when there are enough students interested to form a group.

Although not to be used as a substitute for face-to-face counseling, we have provided some online information to some issues of concern to students.

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Uwill – Student Mental Health and Wellness

The GHC Student Support Team has partnered with Uwill, the leading student mental health and wellness solution, to offer GHC students free immediate access to teletherapy, direct crisis connection, and wellness programming through an easy to use online platform.

Uwill also provides students free access to on-demand wellness programming through its easy to use online platform. Select wellness from the left navigation and relax and recharge your mind and body with a wide range of wellness such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and more!

Uwill is Private. Secure. Confidential.

If a student is experiencing a mental health crisis, help is available 24/7/365
Call 833.646.1526
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

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Academic Counseling

The transition from high school to college, or work to college, is a difficult one for many students. Typically, high school students are not accustomed to spending long hours studying. They are used to cramming for tests and “getting by”. Once in college, particularly after the first semester, students quickly realize that they may lack some of the skills necessary to succeed in college.

Below are some links to web sites that we think may help you to become a more successful student. The Tutorial Center provides support to students in many subject areas, so please plan to visit it. Student Support Services also offers individualized assistance with these topics, so you may find it important to schedule an appointment. Good luck with your studies!

Although not to be used as a substitute for face-to-face counseling, we have provided some online information to some issues of concern to students.

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Faculty/Staff Outreach and Consultation

Our staff is available to present workshops/seminars for campus organizations/groups, and to classes. Topics generally range from personal growth issues, academic performance enhancement, stress management, to career development and job search related areas. Programs may take a variety of forms such as: classroom presentations, workshops for organizations/groups, and/or co-sponsorship of an event open to the campus community.

Counselors are also available for consultation with faculty and staff of GHC who are concerned about specific situations or individuals, or about their own needs.

Many students initially seek assistance from Faculty or Staff, since you are often the people they interact with most on campus. That makes your role crucial in identifying and helping students find available resources. Expressing your concern and listening are very important things you can do. However, knowing when and how to make referrals is an essential role you play in helping students regain the balance they need to cope and get back on track.

Student Support Services staff are happy to talk with you about your concerns and provide resources and referrals for students

Behavioral Clues that may suggest a student could be in distress:

  • Excessive procrastination and poorly prepared work
  • Infrequent class attendance; excessive tardiness
  • Marked changes in personal hygiene or dress
  • Repeated requests for special consideration or accommodations
  • Inability to stay awake in class or difficulty concentrating
  • Social withdrawal or inability to interact with others
  • Disruptive, aggressive, or threatening behavior
  • Expressed or written work with reference to self harm
  • Bizarre behavior that is inappropriate for the situation

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