MYTH: Only weak people need counseling.
FACT: There is nothing weak about being in counseling. In fact, entering counseling can be the first step in solving difficulties – which is a very courageous thing to do.
MYTH: The counselor will tell you what to do and how to 'fix' your problems.
FACT: Counseling is not a “quick fix” cure for your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and concerns, to explore your options, and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set. The counselor's main role is to empower you to be the best person you can be, as you define that.
MYTH: Counseling is only for people who have serious emotional problems.
FACT: While counseling does deal with people who have emotional challenges, it can also help:
Students trying to adjust to their new surroundings.
Students having difficulty juggling school, work, family, and other responsibilities.
Individuals having academic problems, difficulty in test-taking and/or test anxiety.
Individuals who have difficulty with self-esteem, communication, or assertion.