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Student Counseling

Overview

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
-Ursula LeGuin

What You Can Expect from Counseling

Counseling provides a safe setting in which to explore many things including emotions, needs, hopes, wounds, strengths, experiences, challenges, relationships, issues of faith and call. Initially, the healing process may bring discomfort as one reconsiders experiences and tries new behavior. Self-understanding, efficacy, resilience, and a sense of abundance increase through the resolution or integration of feelings, issues, and patterns that have limited one’s joy, flexibility, or positive relationships, including one’s relationship with God. Because therapy is a collaborative process, it is important to address anything that hinders the deepening of trust in the therapist-client relationship. Shared wisdom, non-judgment, curiosity, motivation, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit contribute to a positive counseling experience.

Make An Appointment
Access to Inside PTS is required to make an appointment

Confidentiality

Information shared in counseling is confidential*. However if injury to self or others is an “imminent danger,” therapists take appropriate steps to ensure safety, which may require breaking confidence. In non-emergencies, if you would like your therapist to speak with an off-campus therapist, a psychiatrist, or a PTS administrator, you must sign a release of information form.

*On-campus therapists will share information as needed with the counseling team for the wellbeing of clients. If someone shares a concern that relates to Title VI or Title IX with an on-campus counselor, consultation with the Director of Student Counseling will take place to further support the student and clarify options to address the situation.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”