Individual counseling at Boise State Counseling Services are short and solution focused. In these sessions, you’ll have the chance to work one-on-one with a counselor in a confidential setting to address personal issues that may be psychological, developmental, behavioral, social, or academic in nature. Personal issues commonly addressed in short-term counseling are:
- loneliness, guilt
- low self-esteem
- performance anxiety
- low motivation
- identity development
- gender / sexual orientation issues /adjustment
- life transitions
Other issues may include effects of trauma, sexual assault, abuse, spirituality, body image, concerns with alcohol and other drugs, and healthy lifestyle choices.
In your first session, your counselor will help identify your immediate concerns and collaborate with you on a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. If it is determined that your needs are greater than what Counseling Services has the capacity to provide we will work with you on getting connected to a community provider who can more adequately support you.