Counseling

COVID-19 UPDATES

As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, most interactions, services and activities will be provided virtually. Starting Aug. 17, staff will be available remotely to assist you, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., M-Th, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., F. Limited in-person appointments are available, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-Th. To schedule an appointment, click here. Online 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 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

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.