Why Do Students Seek Personal Counseling

Personal counseling can help address:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Adjustment to life at Berklee, Boston, and/or the United States
  • Relationship problems with friends, roommates, parents, or significant other
  • Performance anxiety
  • Procrastination or decreased motivation
  • Communication issues
  • Problem drinking and/or drug use
  • Trauma, assault, or harassment
  • Loss, grief, or bereavement
  • Concerns about sexual problems
  • Developmental and identity issues
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Questions around sexual orientation
  • Health and wellness
  • Eating disorder and body image
  • Sleep problems

Personal counseling can help alleviate signs of distress such as:

  • Feeling tired, fatigued, or like everything takes a lot of effort
  • Loss of interest in once-enjoyable activities
  • Unexpected crying
  • Bursts of anger or unusual irritability
  • Recent change in your sleeping patterns (e.g., trouble falling or staying asleep, sleeping all the time)
  • Recent change in your eating patterns (e.g., loss of appetite or eating more than usual)
  • Feeling guilty or inadequate
  • Wanting to avoid most people, even those you like
  • Having thoughts about hurting yourself or suicidal thoughts
  • Having panic attacks or experiencing intense physical discomfort for no apparent reason