College students typically encounter anxiety and stress (i.e., academic, interpersonal, family, work, financial) during the course of their educational experience. While individuals cope successfully with these demands most of the time, there are times when they need or desire additional assistance. Typical concerns from students who seek assistance include:
Anxiety, depression, anger, disordered eating, low self-esteem, grief, alcohol/drug difficulties, military life.
Identity development, individuation, stage of life issues, values clarification.
Divorce, family crisis, concerns from childhood or adolescence, parenting skills, and marriage preparation.
Roommate problems, boyfriend/girlfriend difficulties, marital issues, and sexual concerns.
|Academic||Stress, study skills, time management, procrastination, test-taking, test anxiety|
The list above is not meant to be comprehensive. If students have concerns other than the ones listed, the staff is available and willing to talk with them about their concerns.
All records are confidential. In accordance with Tennessee law, all communication between students and their counselors are privileged to the same degree that communication between an attorney and client is privileged. No records or information will be disclosed to third parties unless written authorization is given by the student. State law provides three exceptions to the privileged communication:
- Disclosure is ordered by the court.
- There is a clear risk of imminent harm to self or others.
- The student gives a report of child or elder abuse.
In these three circumstances, disclosure by the counselor is mandated.
Additionally, if the students is referred for counseling as a result of violating the alcohol and other drug policy, the referring official will be notified when the student either successfully completes treatment or fails to complete treatment.
Note: Counseling records are NOT part of a student's academic or administrative records.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Counseling Centers offers short term counseling for individuals and couples; the number of sessions a student may receive depends on each client’s needs as determined by the counselor. Support and referral services are available for students with chronic and complex issues.
Our services are available to all currently enrolled APSU students.
Our regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The services are free for currently enrolled students.