When to Seek Counseling

The Stritch Counseling Services staff provides support for students for a wide array of reasons, from mental health concerns, and school, family and relationship issues, to those seeking personal growth or to learn new relaxation methods or other positive coping skills.


While counseling may be helpful in numerous situations, there are some conditions in which we would strongly encourage you to seek counseling services:

  • You feel unhappy on most days or experience a sense of hopelessness
  • You worry excessively or are constantly on edge
  • You are unable to concentrate on your schoolwork or other activities
  • You are unable to sleep at night or constantly feel tired
  • You have experienced a change in your appetite or your weight
  • You have difficulty controlling your anger
  • You have experienced a loss (e.g., a relationship breakup, a loved one’s death)
  • You have increased your use of alcohol or other drugs (including cigarettes)
  • You feel overwhelmed by what is going on in your life
  • You are having thoughts about hurting yourself or someone else