Reasons Students Seek Counseling

The college experience causes many students to have difficulties resulting in emotional distress or interferes with their academic performance. Some of the common problems for which students seek assistance include:

  • Academic difficulties, such as poor grades or probation
  • Lack of motivation or difficulty concentrating on school work
  • Procrastination (putting things off)
  • Feeling anxious or stressed
  • Depression or thoughts of suicide
  • Relationship problems or break-ups
  • Questions about sexuality
  • Past abuse or trauma
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Eating, weight or body image concerns
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Coping with grief
  • Managing anger
  • Lack of confidence or self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Family problems
  • Adjusting to life in the U.S.
  • Career and life choices

The Counseling Center (CC) has a good reputation on campus! On average, each student who comes the Center attends about four counseling sessions. At the completion of counseling, students are asked to complete an anonymous satisfaction survey. Check out what students have to say about us.


Missouri State University
Counseling Center
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897