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Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to helping students reach their full personal and academic potential as individuals. We work to support the development of the whole person: academically, personally, socially, spiritually, and physically through professional, ethical, confidential, and high quality counseling and educational services.

What We Believe

  • At times, students experience personal, relational, spiritual, social, or academic difficulties that they cannot fully resolve on their own. At those times they may find it helpful to talk to a professional counselor about their concerns.
  • The relationship between the student and their counselor is a confidential partnership.
  • Our function, as professionals, is to listen, understand, and be helpful to the fullest extent of our training.
  • It is the student's responsibility to help us understand their life situation, physical and emotional concerns, and feelings through honest and open communication.

Our Role

In order to help students with difficulties, Counseling & Psychological Services provides crisis intervention, individual counseling, consultation, and educational outreach programs designed to help students:

  • Address personal problems that interfere in academic success
  • Adjust to college life, pressures, and changes
  • Resolve life crises that threaten success in college
  • Explore questions of faith and how that impact daily living
  • Cope with problems which stem from medical or physical concerns
  • Learn skills to optimize effectiveness

Counseling is available free of charge to all Degree Seeking students at Hope College.