Counseling Services

Counseling Helps

Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Counselors support and empower students to develop their potential, improve mental health and wellness, and define and achieve academic and personal goals.

These are some common concerns counselors help with:

Person sitting with head in hands Manage Stress

School, work, family, friends! How do we do it all? Seventy percent of students on campus reported experiencing significant stress last year.

Is stress affecting your mental health? Check with an anonymous online screening .

Check out the Inner Balance to learn how to effectively handle stress.

2 people holding hands Strengthen Relationships

Family? Friends? Romance? Co-workers? Learn communication skills and develop new strategies to build the relationships you want.

View information about relationships and communication.

image of person surfing on a wave Adjustment / Coping with Life

We all experience ups and downs, and sometimes it's just nice to have a safe place to talk as we ride out the wave.

image of arrow with bend in it pointing up Clarify Goals, Make Changes

Procrastination? Insomnia? Drinking more than you want to? Get some tools to learn how to make the changes you want to make in your life.

Image of heart with lightning bolt through it Heal from Loss

We provide resources and support to help you care for yourself during difficult times. Read about Grief and Loss.

Hawaiʻi Care Choices also provides free bereavement counseling for the community.

image of lit candle Crisis/ Trauma Support

You aren't alone. Whether you experience suicidal thoughts, intimate partner or dating violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or are in some other form of crisis, we are a confidential resource here to serve you and support you in your decisions.

image of mental health, a head with heart inside and rays around it Treatment

One in five college students will experience a mental health disorder during college. Counseling can help you effectively manage ADHD, depression, panic or anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.