Individual Counseling Q&A

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a process that helps you understand and explore yourself, and at the same time, it also promotes self-change and growth. The counselor will accompany you to face your emotions and troubles, and discuss together. Through counseling, you will understand yourself, have clarity and awareness of life problems, and improve your ability to adjust to the surrounding environment.

How to make an appointment for counseling?

Please come directly to R8302 on the 3rd floor of the Student Activity Center to make an appointment from Monday to Friday, between 9:00-11:30 and 13:00-16:30 or send a letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A counselor will respond to your email and confirm the time, and arrange intake for you.

How long does counseling usually take?

The distress is usually accumulated over a period of time, and the cause is not simple and unique. Therefore, the number of times to talk depends on the complexity and the cooperation between you and your counselor. Generally, it is once a week, 50 minutes each time, and the number of counseling is generally 6-8 times (absence is counted), but it is also depending on you and the evaluation of your counselor.

Who will know I'm here for counseling?

Information shared with your counselor will NOT be disclosed to anyone outside the Section’s professional staff without your written permission. But sometimes confidentiality must be broken due to special situations, including you disclose the unsafety of your own or others' lives, or involving legal issues. In addition, there is no need to worry that your family, teachers, or classmates will know the content of your conversation.

Can counseling take a leave?

If you need to take a leave for some reason, please inform us of at least a day before the session via email or come in person. Regular attendance has an important impact on the effectiveness of the conversation. Therefore, unless due to unavoidable situations, please do not be absent. If you “no- shows" for two weeks without asking for leave of absence, the section will have the right to terminate the counseling.