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.  All groups are led by one of our licensed counselors.  You can register for most groups directly through your Student Portal. 

Our Spring 2024 Student Wellness Groups are:

  • Belonging: A space to process and explore the unique challenges of ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, sensory issues, or other types of neurovariance. (Thursdays at 4 pm)
  • 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)
  • ACL (Athlete Community Life): A space for injured and former athletes seeking community and identity. (Wednesdays at 3 pm at the Luce Center)
  • In Step: Equine-assisted healing of emotional wounds. (Mondays at 4pm at the AU Equine Center, email for details)
  • Reclaim: Support for survivors of sexual assault. (Tuesdays at 4 pm, email for details)
  • Men’s Sexual Wholeness*: Supporting one another on the path toward sexual wholeness. (Fridays at 10 am, email for details)
  • Women’s Sexual Wholeness*: Supporting one another on the path toward sexual wholeness. (Fridays at 10 am, email for details)
  • Journey: Support for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or are navigating the challenges of sexual identity. (Wednesdays at 4pm, email for details)

(FLEX Credit is available for groups marked with an asterisk*)

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.
  • Thrive: A safe space to process and explore relationships with yourself, others, and God.
  • Mosaic: Supportive community for those learning to walk within a different culture – open to all international students, TCKs, ethnic minorities, or anyone who identifies as coming from a different culture.
  • 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.
  • Grief & Loss Support*: Discover support, hope, and healing following or while facing the loss of a loved one.
  • Created for Connection: An eight-week workshop on making deep and meaningful connections.
  • Get Centered: Twenty silent minutes of contemplative Centering Prayer absorbing the loving presence of God.
  • 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.

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.