Counseling Services

Counseling Services

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.

Individual Counseling | Short Term Counseling

Counseling faculty assist currently enrolled students with identifying difficulties, problem-solving, and decision-making processes related to academic, career, and personal goal achievement. We do not provide mental health services on campus but can assist with referrals to appropriate community providers as needed.

  • Navigating college, transitions, and next steps

  • Academic concerns (test anxiety, time management, stress management, etc). 

  • Goal setting and personal support 

  • Eliminating self-defeating behavior 

  • Support during a crisis 

  • Referrals to campus and community resources 

*Please note: Counseling faculty do not provide clinical mental health services. If a student is seeking clinical care or treatment, counseling faculty can provide community referrals.

Career Counseling

We utilize counseling tools that include career inventories and personality assessments to assist students in making career choices that are compatible with their interests, personality traits, work values, strengths, and abilities. Please check with a counselor to see what your needs are and which assessments are best for you.

This service enables students to understand their values, interests, skills, and experiences in choosing a career path. The career planning process involves matching students to the compatibility of lifestyle and work demands, and assessing personality strengths and skills. Some assessments can be found in the Counseling Department while others are accessible in the Career Services. Please check with a counselor to see what your needs are for the best fit.

  • Career assessments

  • Assistance in clarifying interests and fulfilling personal goals 

  • Integration of academic, vocational, and life experiences 

  • Compatibility of life and work satisfaction 

Academic Instruction

Academic Instruction

Our team of faculty has developed a curriculum to address student needs both inside and outside of the classroom. GateWay’s first-year experience (FYE), counseling and personal development (CPD) courses, and counseling and applied psychological science courses (CAP) focus on the personal, educational, and career interests of students. (Most counseling courses transfer as elective courses to ASU, NAU, and the U of A and count toward your graduation). We offer: 

Academic Instruction

Focus on student success through exploration of academic, career, and life skills. Includes study of goal-setting/success strategies, academic mindset, and financial literacy. Develop an education/career plan utilizing career assessments and other college resources.

Focus on student success through exploration of academic, career, and life skills. Includes study of goal-setting/success strategies, academic mindset, interpersonal skills, financial literacy, self-care strategies, diverse perspectives, and campus tools and resources. Develop an education/career plan utilizing 

Introduction to the field of counseling with a focus on skills and competencies needed as a mental health practitioner. Foundations of counseling including counseling theories, ethical considerations, prevention and intervention topics, and multicultural counseling practices.

Current theories and research on culture, race and ethnicity, gender and other aspects of cultural diversity in a multicultural society through the lens of counseling. Focus on personal perspectives, will explore themes, theories, topics and research related to power, privilege and oppression in the United States as applied to counseling discipline.

Introduction to basic skills and techniques used in the counseling field. Focuses on active listening, self-awareness, and other related skills.

Overview of the process of career and life planning through self-awareness for students interested in helping fields. Focus on current occupational trends and outlook, the learning models of the individual, the world of work, and decision-making. Emphasis on individual application and workplace diversity. Design materials for use in the professional world such as resumes, online presence, career portfolio.

Examination of the multiple cultures and subcultures within the contemporary United States. A personal exploration of awareness and appreciation of multiculturalism. Activities for experiencing diverse cultural perspectives. Skills for recognizing, analyzing, and mediating cultural and psychological factors impacting conflict and accord between diverse cultures. 

Health and wellness and their application to an optimal life style. Explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness, and environmental health. Evaluates common risk factors associated with modern lifestyles.

Basic skills and game strategy of soccer. Class emphasis on competition and drills.

To improve upon intermediate skills and game strategy of soccer at the advanced level. Class emphasis on competition and drills.

Stress basic, lifetime health and skill-related components of fitness to achieve total wellness. Topics include nutrition, weight control, exercise and aging, cardiovascular and cancer risk reduction, stress management, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse control, and overall management of personal health and lifestyle habits to achieve the highest potential for well-being.

Physiology of meditation and its effects on physical and mental health; scholastic abilities and interpersonal relationships; differentiation between meditation and other relaxation techniques.