Center of Counseling

Q & A

What is counseling?

Psychological counseling is a process in which a counselor, by using professional knowledge and skills in psychology, helps a struggling, confused individual to gradually clarify one’s problems, helps one view problems from different perspectives, and helps empowering the individual in order to tackle adversities and to discover ways to problem-solve.

Individual interview is the most common approach in counseling. Other approaches may incorporate the use of artistic medium, acting, Tarot cards, and play therapy to assist individuals explore themselves and organize their thoughts. In general, a 50-minute session is conducted once a week. Depending on needs of individuals, the duration may be several weeks or months, depending on the issue in discussion and the mental state of the individual.

 

 

Is there something wrong with me if I seek counseling services?

Many people are afraid and worried about going to a counseling center, fearing that they are either abnormal or will be labeled as “mentally ill”, which mars their education/employment history; however, these are merely misconceptions about counseling. In fact, the Counseling Center is for those who wish to better understand themselves and take care of themselves. In our lives, adversities are inevitable, be it about career decisions, interpersonal problems, difficulties in studying, relationship problems, depression, anxiety and so on. When such hardships arise, it means not that you are a problematic person, but that life has presented you with a new challenge. If you feel lonely and helpless facing such difficulties, counselors at the Center are more than willing to accompany you on this journey.

All conversations and personal information disclosed in counseling sessions are confidential. Confidentiality applies to all cases except for the following circumstances: You pose a threat to your or to other people’s lives; information disclosure is demanded by legal liabilities and the law. Otherwise, all information disclosed at the Center is processed and protected with strict confidentiality.

 

How to benefit from the services of the Counseling Center?

● If you wish to know more about mental health, enhance self-understanding, or listen to others’ life stories….

   ►You May:

  1. Participate in lectures, growth groups, workshops, psychological tests, and other activities. <Click here for more information (on activities this semester)>
  2. Read our blog and webpage.
  3. Take DM and brochure on mental health authored by the Center.
  4. Borrow psychology-related books at the Center.

● When you encounter urgent situations and are unable to handle them, such as ones related to school, interpersonal relationships, romantic relationship, career,              and family…       

   ►You may:

  1. See your departmental counselor for consultation <Click here to find out about them>
  2. Make an appointment for individual counseling at the Center <Click here to enter the online counseling reservation system>

 

● When you discover that you suffer from depression, anxiety, or chronic sleep disorder, and are unsure whether they are signs of mental disorders…

   ►You may:

  1. See your departmental counselor for a consultation <Click here to find out about them>
  2. Come to the Center to make an appointment for a consultation or interview with a psychiatrist.
  3. Make an appointment for individual counseling at the Center <Click here to enter the online counseling reservation system>

● When you wish to know more about the Center, to serve your fellow schoolmates, and to receive counseling-related training in order to enhance psychological                   knowledge and skills in empathy and helping others….

   ►You may:

  1. Join the Volunteer Club
  2. Become a guidance executing for your class