Everyone at Fredonia has access to a free online free tool to help manage stress. Through a grant obtained through Chautauqua Tapestry, students have access to myStrength--a free online tool that teaches skills to reduce stress, improve mood, and overcome other challenges. To access these free tools and resources, visit myStrength.com: click “Sign Up,” and enter the access code FredoniaBlueDevil for unlimited access to personalized help, including tracking your mood, managing depressive and anxious thoughts, and to access and share inspirations.
Feeling Stuck? Maybe Counseling Can Help:
The college years are a unique time in an individual's life. It is a time when one emerges into adulthood. As our society continues to change and evolve, college students are experiencing some of the most dramatic, exciting, and often distressing changes. This period is one of excitement and uncertainty, possibility and confusion, new freedoms and new fears.
The lessons learned and the obstacles overcome during these years can provide a wonderful opportunity for intellectual, social, and emotional growth. These years can be a time for exploration, a time for healing, and a time to establish healthy habits that will promote your overall wellness throughout your lifetime.
Creating your life can be a difficult task. From time to time, we get the urge to make changes that would promote a healthier, more satisfying lifestyle. It might be because we get inspired. We might see someone else living the life we want. A new possibility might occur to you. Maybe, someone in your life is challenging you to set the bar higher. Most often it's because things have gotten so bad that we are no longer willing to tolerate it.
Brief, episodic counseling interventions can help you to harness your energy for change, those impulses that we frequently feel, and explore them in a structure that helps you to stay committed to what is truly important to you. It becomes difficult to keep the patterns in your life the same when you begin to focus so much consistent attention on what you really want.
If you have taken the time to visit this site and to read this passage, there is a good chance that you or someone you care about may benefit from speaking to a counselor. Fredonia's Counseling Center offers free, confidential, private and individualized services by licensed mental health professionals to all registered students. Contact us today.
Counseling Center Mission Statement:
In support of Fredonia’s strategic plan and baccalaureate goals, the Counseling Center will promote student’s mental health, wellness, growth and development. [Expanded Mission Statement]
Cultivating a resilient and compassionate community.
Scheduling Your First Appointment:
1. Call 716-673-3424, or visit the Counseling Center in LoGrasso Hall, Monday-Friday between the hours or 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to schedule your first appointment.
*During your first appointment, you and your counselor will work together to improve your psychological well-being by developing an action plan to help you resolve the problem or dilemma that may have led you to feel stuck or demoralized. The first thing you need to know is that the goal of counseling is to help you to better help yourself. Effective counseling works to get you back to the business of your life, more confident of your ability to take care of your problems, while trusting your judgment and intuition to prioritize the things that are essential to living your most meaningful and productive life.
**When you arrive for your first appointment you will be asked to complete some paperwork electronically. All the information that you provide becomes part of your confidential counseling record and cannot be released to anyone without your written consent.