Frequently Asked Questions
What is Counseling?
Counseling is a process of becoming more aware of choices and alternatives available to
address a variety of concerns. It is a cooperative interaction between the student and the
counselor intended to help the student meet personal, social, educational, and career
goals by translating insight gained in counseling into changes in life. During the
counseling process, students may experience a range of intense feelings or recall
unpleasant life events. Ideally, counseling provides a safe place to work through feelings
and memories toward more effective coping skills, a greater sense of choice, and a deeper
feeling of self-confidence.
Who May Use Student Counseling
Counseling services are available to currently enrolled LCSC students (including part-time
and branch campus students willing to travel to the LCSC campus for services). Students
spouses and partners are eligible for services if accompanied by the student (e.g.,
couples counseling for a student and a non-student spouse or partner).