Common Issues

Student Life

Counseling is a process of learning from the very experiences which are troubling for people. No problem is too big or too insignificant for discussing with a counselor. Keep in mind that numerous students use counseling services for a wide variety of reasons. At Old Dominion, counseling is considered a healthy choice.

Students pursue the help of a counselor for a variety of reasons. Usually they seek counseling to relieve the pressure of specific issues or symptoms, such as:

  • Dissatisfying social relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty setting goals
  • Problems related to stress
  • Low self-confidence
  • Disappointing academic performance
  • Questions about sexuality
  • Mood swings
  • Family issues
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Alcohol or drug issues
  • Decisions about a major or career
  • Homesickness
  • Sleep problems
  • Eating problems
  • Sexual assault or abuse
  • Emotional Distress
  • Pregnancy decisions
  • Loneliness
  • Shyness
  • Grief

Spring & Fall:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer & Breaks:
Monday-Friday: 8 am - 5 pm