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Counseling

1. What type of mental health areas does counseling cover? 

Counseling can run a wide gamut of topics, but the most common topics that come up in counseling are stress and time management, values clarification, alcohol and drug misuse, relationships, self-esteem issues, family concerns, disordered eating, depression and anxiety.

2. How do I set up a counseling appointment? 

You can set up a counseling appointment by contacting Perry Henson at (864) 597-4373 (email hensonpv@wofford.edu) or Dean Wallace at (864) 597-4371 (email wallaceed@wofford.edu).

3. How do I know if my problem is serious enough to need counseling? 

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your life stressors, academic difficulties or social and/or emotional difficulties counseling might be a good option for you.  Simply talking to someone who is trained in the area of counseling my help you see your situation more clearly. 

4. Who is on the counseling staff? 

Perry V. Henson, Ed.S.
Dean Beth Wallace, RN, MEd, LPC

5. What can I expect when I come in for counseling? 

You can expect a trained counselor who is willing to listen and treat each student with compassion and respect.  Each student will have the opportunity to sign an Informed Consent form which states the Wofford College Counseling Services informed consent process.

6. If I am having roommate issues, do I come to Counseling Services or Residence Life? 

If you are having roommate issues you will need to contact your Resident Assistant first.  Your Resident Assistant (RA) will help you in setting up individual meetings to discuss your roommate situation or mediation sessions for continued help with your situation.  Your RA will also assist you in locating other resources, such as counseling to further aid you with your situation.

7. Is it okay if I don’t have specific grievance, but just want someone to talk too, to still seek counseling? 

Yes, students seek counseling for many different reasons.  The most common topics of discussion in counseling at Wofford are; stress and time management, values clarification, alcohol and drug misuse, relationships, self-esteem issues, family concerns, disordered eating, depression and anxiety.

8.  How often do I come in for counseling? 

Counseling sessions vary for each student as the need for counseling is different for each student.  As a general rule, counseling session are weekly for one hour until the student and counselor determine that it is time to terminate the counseling relationship.

9. If I have a specific grievance with someone, will they be asked to do some sort of mediation with me? 

Each student and each student situation is treated with compassion and respect in Counseling Services.  Individual counseling does not involve a medication process.  Student’s requesting counseling have the opportunity to seek individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, and family counseling.  If mediation is needed, counseling services will work with each student to ensure that this process is necessary and respectful.