What is Counseling?
As we grow and change, most of us need help in sorting out the concerns and problems that we face at different times in our lives. This process can involve exploring thoughts, perceptions, reactions, behaviors, and emotions to better understand ourselves.
Counseling can help in reducing your stress level. It can improve your ability to make healthy decisions, to enhance your relationships with others, and to be successful with your personal and career goals.
The Counseling Office helps students in the following academic and career areas:
- Returning students who are readjusting to academics and expectations;
- Assessments to determine interests and assist in career planning (FOCUS 2 Career Assessment);
- Exploring career options;
- Choosing an academic program;
- Transferring to a university as you complete your HFC program
- Suspension Appeal Process (SAP 150%)
- Academic Probation
- Program evaluation and graduation planning
- Note: if you are seeking advising about which specific classes to take, visit Academic Advising at the Welcome Center. A specific advisor is assigned to help you, and this person will know your program and academic goals.
The Counseling Office can help you with many issues. Some examples:
- Learning how to cope with anxiety;
- Learning interpersonal skills;
- Conflict resolution with faculty and classmates;
- Stress management;
- Test anxiety;
- Veterans issues;
- Mental health issues;
- Cross-cultural and adjustment issues
If you are seeking personal counseling about difficult issues in your life or are experiencing a personal crisis, please visit or call the Student Outreach and Support Office.
If you are feeling suicidal, or you urgently need help during non-business hours, please call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. You may also use the National Suicide Prevention Online Chat Service, 24/7.
Inside Track Peer Mentoring Program
Inside Track is the only student-to-student mentoring program on HFC’s campus. The program provides students with an inside track to HFC resources, as well as a way to connect socially through gatherings and involvement in campus activities.
Student Outreach and Support (SOS)
Student Outreach and Support (SOS) helps you achieve your educational goals by offering three basic forms of assistance:
- Personal, career, and crisis counseling;
- Additional funding; and
- Academic training and assistance.