PERSONAL ADVICE AND COUNSELING

Personal Advice and Counseling

All students currently enrolled at PCOM may engage in counseling services at no cost. The most common concerns that students bring to counseling are:

  • Relationship issues
  • Personal Growth
  • Low self-confidence
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Controlling the use of alcohol and other drugs
  • Adjustment to professional school
  • Academic difficulties and career indecision

Counseling is a collaborative process that involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship. In these relationships, counselors are facilitators who help their students understand themselves and their environments more accurately.

Students are encouraged to understand their feelings and behaviors, relationships with others and life circumstances. Discussion of issues enables growth in making healthier choices and taking responsible action with themselves, relationships, family and academics.

Counseling can feel difficult because you are coming to discuss unpleasant aspects of your life. You may feel exhausted, sad, angry and frustrated. You can be confident that all of these feelings will dissipate as you work through your issues.

Services Available

Individual Counseling

This treatment modality is offered on an as needed basis to work through personal concerns. Individual therapy is generally short term.

Group Counseling

Counseling in groups offers a broad range of insight and support from peers. Some groups deal with general concerns and personal growth; others have a more specific focus such as stress, coping and loss.

Outreach

Workshops provide information that is appropriate to the personal and professional development of medical and graduate students. Workshops include topics such as healthy relationships, resiliency and stress management.

Consultation

Consultation is available for individuals including students, staff and faculty to enhance organizational and interpersonal effectiveness.