Counseling & Bereavement
Chaplains are available for individual counseling sessions with students to discuss any areas of concern: relationships, academic pressures, parents, stresses from roommates or friend groups, vocational discernment, and general anxieties of daily life.
Counseling sessions can also be a crucial way of addressing the difficult loss of someone you love: a parent, a sibling, a close friend. Grief for people in your life who have died takes a lot of different forms, but sometimes it's difficult to find someone to talk to about the experience of death... especially on campus removed from people who share the loss. And especially a few months (or years) after the death has occurred.
We typically offer a Student Grief Support Group in the middle of the fall semester for any student who has experienced the death of a loved one—a parent, a sibling, a close friend—and would like the chance to talk about it with other students who have experienced a similar grief. Please contact Jeff McArn if you would like to know more about ways of dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Individual meetings to discuss the loss of a loved one are also available for any student struggling with this experience.
Don’t forget, we do have a Counseling Center for members of the community who are looking for professional psychotherapy. They can be reached at 315-859-4340.