Counseling Services

Services for Students

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Come with friends or by yourself to chat with a counselor. You can talk to a counselor about anything on your mind and there's no need to worry that anyone else will find out. Students stop by to talk story about everything including family, friends, classes, professors, relationships, work, housing, finances, dreams, goals, and much more.

Talking story with a counselor can help you connect with yourself, connect with others, find your balance, make changes, cope with life, and explore what's next in your life.

Walk-in Wednesday

We know things happen and you may need to talk with someone immediately. Sometimes you may just want to know what counseling is and how counseling helps. Many problems can be resolved in just one or a few sessions. Stop by Counseling Services to speak with an available counselor.

No appointment necessary. Just a simple screening form to fill out. You and your counselor can decide whether you want a regular appointment or a brief follow up after the walk-in, which will be at another time with available counselors. Walk-in Wednesday sessions are available every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions are about 30 minutes.

image of friends Help a Friend

Do you think a friend might need help? You can talk to a counselor to learn more about warning signs of common conditions that college students face. You can also learn how to talk to a friend, and what resources are there to help you and your friend.

Learn more about common conditions that students experience and resources available to your friend.

Group of generic people image Workshops and Support Groups

If you want to learn more about a specific topic or practice a particular skill, a workshop or class might be for you. Group counseling is often the best treatment choice for many conditions that college students face because it reminds us that we are not alone, and gives us the chance to help others.

two people across from each other Individual Counseling

Many of us ask for help from friends, family members, or significant others. But sometimes we can benefit from the help of a trained professional. In counseling, we can identify more effective strategies to cope with difficult situations and to achieve our goals.

couple with hearts image Couples Counseling

Couples counseling can help any two people in a relationship with their problems. Any UH Hilo or Hawaiʻi CC student and their partner are eligible. Couples can gain more insight into each other, learn new and more effective communication skills, and learn how to solve problems together.