Cowley College

Campus Services

Student Life Counselor

How Do You Know If You Need Counseling?

The following is a list of problems commonly reported by college students. While some students may resolve these issues, counseling may be helpful if you have ongoing concerns about any of the following. Please consider those that apply to you:

Academic and Career Concerns

  • Poor study skills
  • Problems with test-taking
  • Deciding on a major
  • Career options

Relationship Problems

  • Family problems
  • Uncomfortable in social situations
  • Conflict with significant other
  • Coping with a relationship breakup


  • Anger
  • Feeling sad or depressed most of the time
  • Loneliness
  • Thoughts of suicide

Personal Habits

  • Abusing alcohol or drugs
  • Sexual abuse or assault
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Coping with stress or anxiety

Identity and Self-Esteem

  • Sexuality issues
  • Values clarification
  • Negative thinking or low self-esteem
  • Having difficulty adjusting to college

If you feel that any of these is of significant concern to you, you may find it helpful to speak with a counselor. The Cowley College Student Life Counselor, Ashley Demaree, is located in the Nelson Student Center, room 204. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by arrangement. Services are confidential and free of charge to Cowley students. For more information, call 441-5228.