Counseling

Peace of mind.

Sometimes life presents challenges that are tough to face alone.  Students who are away from home for the first time may discover their adult selves struggling with all kinds of issues.  Students who learn differently can be particularly vulnerable when adjusting to new routines and responsibilities.  Beacon’s Counseling Center helps students come to terms with their problems and concerns — whether these relate to individual mental health or to acquiring the skills necessary to succeed in college and in life. For students wanting a longer-term, more in-depth therapeutic relationship, our Counselors will be happy to refer them to local practitioners.

Counseling is free and voluntary. Our experienced Counselors are trained specifically to help students who learn differently with the issues they often face.

In addition to individual sessions, the Counseling Center provides groups and workshops keyed to the particular needs of the current student body.  Past offerings have included:

Groups:

  • Social Skills
  • Assertive Communications
  • Transition Group
  • Women’s Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Education

Workshops:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Food and Mood
  • Healthy Relationships/Healthy Sex

For Parents and Families

Family members are often well positioned to notice when their students are struggling.  They are intimately familiar with the student’s personality and behavior problems and can detect telltale changes before these become apparent to college faculty and staff.  The Counseling Center encourages family members to recommend counseling to their students when they perceive a potential problem.  We are allies in supporting your student’s growth and well-being.

Once a student agrees to counseling, parents often wish to discuss concerns with their student’s counselor.   Florida’s strict confidentiality laws forbid this.  We encourage family members to communicate directly with their students.

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