Counseling

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.