Counseling

COVID-19 UPDATES

As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, the college is suspending all face-to-face interactions, services, and activities until further notice. Due to the start of summer hours beginning May 26th, staff will be available remotely to continue to assist you, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., M-Th, and Closed, F. To schedule an online appointment, click here. Sessions are done using Google Hangouts Meet.

What is the difference between Counseling Faculty and Academic Advisors?
Academic Advisors are faculty or staff members who assist with academic information and help you with developing an educational plan and course of study.

Counseling Faculty are faculty members who are trained in counseling to help students with personal, educational, and occupational skills. They can help you develop better study skills, manage stress, respond to crises, and set goals. Counseling faculty also work with other departments as consultants and trainers.

In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1 or Public Safety at (480) 784-0911.

The goal of a counselor is to promote the development of effective and adaptive behavior in people. The counseling process enables personal growth and may be carried over into many aspects of life.

Counseling services are available on campus, providing a unique and confidential relationship between a professional and a person in need of help.

Reasons for Counseling


Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Adjusting to a college setting
  • Making personal, educational and career choices
  • Taking control of one's life: improving life skills
  • Reducing stress
  • Test anxiety reduction
  • Managing time
  • Setting goals
  • Eliminating self-defeating behavior
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Coping with crisis
  • Dealing with loss

It is the counselor's job to make students aware of possible alternative solutions to various situations, encouraging responsibility in taking actions. Services including individual change through counseling, consultation, coordination and classroom instruction.

Counselors collaborate with other staff to help students reach their potential. Consulting with other professionals brings expertise to help staff, students and faculty find positive solutions.