Personal & Retention Counseling
Life as a college student can be overwhelming. Managing new demands and challenges are stressful when you're learning college systems, raising a family, working, or trying to pursue a new career. Fortunately, the Counseling Center offers short-term counseling and consultations to credit students experiencing issues interfering with personal and academic success. If the problem is of a long-term nature, the counselor may refer you to the Mental Health and Wellness Center or an appropriate professional in the community. See Community Counseling Resources.
Retention Counseling services are limited based on availability. We will do our best to accommodate needs and make referrals when appropriate.
A Few Benefits of Counseling:
Reduce Anxiety & Stress
Clearer Academic & Career Goals
Greater Self Confidence
Lane counselors and counseling interns/externs are highly trained and caring professionals with varied credentials. They can help you manage issues such as:
- Feelings associated with anxiety and depression
- Relational issues and family dynamics
- Grief and loss
- Coping with Grief after Community Violence
- Tips for Survivors of Trauma
- Financial Stress
- Identity concerns
- Lack of academic motivation
Be assured that what is discussed with a counselor/counseling intern/extern will remain private and confidential, unless you give permission to share it with others, there is potential danger to self or others, involves child/elder abuse, or it is requested by court order.
Counseling services are available by scheduled appointment during open hours. A limited number of short-term, on-going, weekly counseling appointments are available each term; please see a Lane Counselor at the Counseling Center (main campus) for consultation.
There are also private practice and community services available throughout Lane County. Feel free to check out 211 info at: 211-Info., Community Counseling Resources or Private Practice (Psychology Today