The Counseling Department (Washington Campus) is under construction and expected to return in mid-September.
As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, interactions, services, and activities will be provided virtually.
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 collaborative relationship between a professional and a person in need of help. Student counseling services are free. Please note, counselors do not provide clinical work/ treatment of disorders. However, counselors may provide community resources/contacts.
Reasons for Counseling
Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including:
- Adjusting to a college setting
- Eliminating self-defeating behavior in academics
- Improving academic self-esteem
- Making educational and career choices
- Managing time
- Reducing stress
- Setting goals
- Setting personal and academic goals to promote educational success
- Reduce test anxiety