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Counseling Services


for your personal development

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Personal problems and mental health concerns can get in the way of you achieving your potential.  To help you navigate the challenges of life, Avila offers free and confidential counseling for all our students. Our goal is to assist students in making the most of their educational opportunities and enhance the quality of their lives.

During a counseling session, the counselor will ask you questions in order to help you talk about your concerns and identify your goals for counseling. You will never be forced to talk about anything you don’t want to; however, you may be encouraged to examine unhealthy patterns and behaviors.

Counseling sessions are typically 45 to 50 minutes in length.  Some of the more common problems addressed in counseling include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss/Grief
  • Stress
  • Decision-Making
  • Academic Concerns


  • Adjusting to College
  • Homesickness
  • Worries/Fears
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Choosing a Major/Career