Counseling Info for Students – Asbury University
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With Counseling Services, you can find caring, professional, and confidential support when you need it. Here are some of the different types of services we offer:

Individual Counseling 

Typical concerns may include relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, eating, sexuality, perfectionist behaviors, stress management, etc.  

Couples Counseling

Couples are encouraged to seek consultation at any stage of their relationship.  Topics could include communication, personalities, life goals, spirituality, family influence, conflict resolution, etc. Ask us about the premarital retreat offered every spring semester through Student Life.

Student Wellness Groups

We offer a number of Student Wellness Groups that meet weekly, offering support and therapeutic tools on a variety of topics.  Our Fall 2022 Student Wellness Groups (subject to enrollment) are:

  • Thrive: A safe space to process and explore relationships with yourself, others, and God. (Tuesdays at 11 am)
  • Chronic Illness Support: Finding strength with and from others navigating the college experience with the unique challenge of having a chronic medical condition. (Every other Monday at 10 am)
  • Created for Connection: An eight-week workshop on making deep and meaningful connections (Mondays at 3 pm, starting September 12) *Registration required; FLEX credit available
  • Men’s Sexual Wholeness: Supporting one another on the path toward sexual wholeness. (Fridays at 10 am, email kevin.bellew@asbury.edu for details)
  • Women’s Sexual Wholeness: Supporting one another on the path toward sexual wholeness. (Fridays at 10 am, email elizabeth.guthrie@asbury.edu for details)
  • Journey: Support for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or are navigating the challenges of sexual identity. (email kevin.bellew@asbury.edu for details)
  • Get Centered: Twenty silent minutes of contemplative Centering Prayer absorbing the loving presence of God. (Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 am, Kinlaw Library Chapel, no registration required – all are welcome)

Additional groups may be added throughout the semester based on student interest.  Potential groups include:

  • Serenity: Discovering peace in the midst of stress and anxiety.
  • Emotional Grit: Becoming more resilient by making peace with your emotions and improving healthy behaviors.
  • Substance Abuse Support: Discovering support, hope, and healing in seeking recovery from addiction.
  • Nourish: Finding food and body peace.
  • Walk & Talk: Connecting with nature and other students during a 45-minute walk on AU’s cross-country trails while engaging in intentional conversation.
  • Grief and Loss Support: Discovering support, hope, and healing following the loss of a loved one.

Conflict Mediation

Our counselors are professionally trained to assist you in resolution, to help you build the skills necessary to resolve conflict and to advocate on your behalf as necessary. Counselors are willing to meet with you individually or jointly depending on your preference.

Crisis Counseling

We will do our best to meet with a student who is in a situation requiring immediate counseling as soon as possible. 

For a crisis after business hours, we encourage you to reach out to the RD on call through the Asbury University Switchboard at 859-858-3511 x.0 or call/text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Learn more about how to schedule an appointment.