It is the mission of Denison University Counseling Services to promote the holistic health and well-being of students as this contributes to students' attainment of academic success and living as responsible members of the university community and beyond. We respect each student's developmental needs and embrace diversity and collaboration. We engage in evidence-based practice and promote student autonomy and personal growth.
Counseling is a confidential process designed to help you address your concerns, come to a greater understanding of yourself, and learn effective personal and interpersonal coping strategies. It involves a relationship between you and a trained therapist who has the desire and the willingness to help you accomplish your individual goals. Counseling involves sharing sensitive, personal and private information that may at times be distressing. During the course of counseling, there may be periods of increased anxiety or confusion. The outcome of counseling is often positive; however, the level of satisfaction for any individual is not predictable. Your therapist is available to support you throughout the counseling process.
The counselor will respect you as an individual and convey this respect by keeping appointments or contacting you if a change in time is necessary, giving you complete attention during sessions, avoiding interruptions during sessions, and providing you with the most effective counseling possible.