Types of Counseling
Types of counseling offered through the Counseling and Resource Center include:
- Personal counseling (including crisis counseling)
- Career counseling
- Student Success counseling (such as stress over classes)
Personal counseling helps address issues that can make it difficult for students to succeed in college due to worry, stress, grief, anxiety, depression, problems with self-esteem or relationships, culture shock, and other life concerns that impact their ability to focus on their educational success. If long-term counseling or therapy is needed, referral is made to community mental health resources. Our series of When Someone You Know Brochures has information about depression, anxiety and other mental health topics.
Career counseling or a career planning class helps students to explore the “fit” of a major/career for their skills, needs, personality, and interests, and introduces career research resources so they develop an action plan for understanding themselves, career options, and decision making. Counseling may include career assessment tools such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or referral to career planning classes such as:
- CCLS 111 - Career and Life Planning (3 credits)
- CCLS 105 - Career Transitions (2 credits)
- CCLS 106 - Express Career Planning (1 credit)
See our brochure on Charting Your Career Course too!
Student Success Counseling
Student Success counseling involves coping with problems with classes, adjusting to college culture, understanding college systems and processes, time management issues, etc. and might include referral to campus support services like the Learning Support Center, study skills classes, or to the college success orientation class:
- CCLS 100 - Steps to Success (2 credits)
- CCLS 116 - Overcoming Test Anxiety (2 credits)
See our Frequently Asked Questions about counseling and what counselors do at Edmonds CC.