Aʻoaʻo Pili Ola Counseling Services

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Counseling Services provides personal counseling, consultation, and coaching in a supportive environment to encourage students to develop their unique potential.
Counseling Services provides a safe setting where students can improve mental health and wellness, and define and achieve academic and personal goals.

  • Individual, Couples, and Group services are available.
  • Services are private and confidential.
  • Services provided at no charge to UH Hilo & Hawaiʻi Community College students
  • We seek to be sensitive to students of diverse needs and backgrounds, cultures, ages, and we are LGBTQIA affirming.

We are located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Building, E-203.

UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College Students

Students seek counseling for a variety of issues such as:

  • Adjusting to university life
  • Learning healthy ways to cope with stress
  • Enhancing personal relationships
  • Treatment for depression, anxiety, & substance abuse
  • Coping with crisis (including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment)
  • Creating balance in their lives
  • Clarifying educational plans and life goals
  • Managing Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Psychiatric referrals

Faculty / Staff Consultation

Counselors consult with faculty and staff on making referrals to the Counseling Center, and working with and supporting others struggling with life events and psychological disorders. Referrals can also be made to the UH Hilo Care Team.

Counselors provide training in listening, gatekeeping, suicide prevention, and helping skills.

Sexual Harassment / Assault

For confidential counseling support, information, advocacy and assistance, please contact us at 932-7465 or the YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services Crisis Hotline at (808) 935-0677.