About Counseling

The college years can be exciting, challenging and scary all at the same time. Sometimes life can feel a little overwhelming and tough to face on your own. Social, academic or personal conflict can create feelings of distress, and strain our sense of emotional well-being.

When students experience disturbing thoughts, emotions or events, it is often helpful to speak with a non-judgmental expert in human relations who can listen and offer a fresh perspective.

Fairleigh Dickinson University students often see a counselor because they are experiencing a rough time due to social, academic or personal struggles.

Some Reasons for Counseling

  • Relationship Issues.
  • Stress.
  • Anger.
  • Depression.
  • Confusion.
  • Concern for a Friend or Loved One.
  • Difficulty Balancing College, Work and Family.
  • Multicultural Demands.
  • Fear and Anxiety.
  • Grief and Loss.
  • Adjustment Problems.
  • Feeling Sad or Lonely.
  • Trouble Concentrating, Studying or Test Taking.
  • Concerns about Alcohol or Other Drugs

Student Counseling and Psychological Services' counselors provide emotional support and help students to problem solve. Problems feel less overwhelming (and emotional confusion can lift) when fears, options and resources are shared. All communications between student and counselor are completely confidential.