Why Counseling?

Students seek counseling for several reasons including high stress levels, loneliness, depressed or sad mood, lack of concentration, poor eating habits, difficulty adjusting to new surroundings, relationship problems, and worries about all of these and other things!
Very often, students just need a place to safely vent frustrations, talk about their concerns, and seek guidance for their continued well-being and emotional growth.

There is no longer a stigma about someone who seeks "counseling." In fact, slightly more than one in five students at Houghton College are seen in counseling each year.

Students who leave counseling are asked to complete a brief "evaluation" form. Collectively, these forms provide us with valuable information about our services, and help us decide direction for our programming.

Read actual comments from students about their counseling experience.