College is very exciting, but it can also be stressful for your student. Classes, tests, work, family, and friends can place competing demands on their time and energy. It’s not surprising that many students find themselves, at times, feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
In fact, about one-third of Loyola students take advantage of services at the Counseling Center before they graduate. They aren’t alone in their feelings, and they don’t have to be alone in working through them.
We offer free, confidential services, including weekly or biweekly sessions with a professional counselor. Although most students complete individual counseling in 1-15 sessions, those students whose circumstances require longer-term support can be connected to therapists in the community.
If your child is currently in counseling or has been in counseling previously, we encourage you to contact us before you arrive at Loyola so we may talk through your specific needs and how we can be of most assistance in working with your child or connecting them to the best possible resources.
Many students take advantage of our opportunities to join a group. These weekly sessions, which often continue throughout the academic year, bring together five to eight students with shared concerns.
Led by one or two counselors, group sessions last 60-90 minutes and offer opportunities to talk confidentially about your concerns, share them with others who have similar challenges, receive support from group members and counselors, and learn alternative ways of looking at personal problems.