The Catholic University of America

Individual Counseling

Counseling is a collaborative process which involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship. In this relationship, the counselor acts as a facilitator to help you to better understand yourself and the world you live in. Clients are helped to understand feelings and behaviors, relationships with others, and their choices and decisions. Discussing these important concerns enables clients to grow towards greater freedom in making good choices and taking responsible action in their relationships, family, and studies.

During a time in your life full of new challenges, counseling can assist with the adjustment and personal growth necessary to cope effectively to maximize both your success and satisfaction at CUA. Seeking an objective and professional perspective is a mature answer to how to manage when you begin to feel overwhelmed.

The Counseling Center provides counseling and therapy for a wide range of personal problems confronting students. Ranging in intensity from mild or situational distress to severe and chronic problems, some examples of common complaints include:

  • Adjusting to college
  • Procrastination, work blocks, and loss of motivation
  • Test and public speaking anxiety
  • Stress and time management
  • Relationship concerns (family, friends, or romantic partners)
  • Academic and/or social pressure
  • Problems with food and nutrition
  • Sexual concerns
  • Uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, shyness, fear, and anger
  • Loss of a loved one or other bereavement, including loss by suicide
  • Memory, concentration, and learning problems
  • Trauma (including physical and/or sexual assault)
  • Balancing school, family, relationships, and/or work

For more information about eligibility for counseling, services offered, hours, and how to schedule an appointment, please click here: