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Welcome to the Austin Peay State University Student Counseling Services.  As a staff, we work diligently to create an environment of mutual respect and understanding where students from every culture will feel comfortable in the center. Services are provided to promote student learning in cultural, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual development.

The center's mission is to counsel, teach, and support students, faculty, staff and the community in a university setting. Student Counseling Services offers a wide range of services and programs to assist students in maximizing their potential for success.

The primary goal of the center is to promote a healthy campus environment and enhance student learning. The staff provides assistance to students who are dealing with situational crises, adjustment problems, and emotional difficulties.  All sessions are confidential and free of charge for all currently enrolled APSU students.

Personal counseling sessions and workshops may be scheduled to address issues such as the following:


College students typically encounter anxiety and stress (i.e., academic, interpersonal, family, work, financial) during the course of their educational experience.  While individuals cope successfully with these demands most of the time, there are times when they need or desire additional assistance.  Typical concerns from students who seek assistance include: 

Developmental/Family Issues: Fear and guilt, anger, frustration, family crisis, concerns from childhood or adolescence, divorce, parenting, and marriage preparation

Personal Issues: 
Anxiety, loneliness, depression, anger, guilt, low self-esteem, stress,  grief, relationship issues, family problems, health, alcohol/drug difficulties, and military family life issues.
Relationship Issues: 
Roommate problems, boyfriend/girlfriend difficulties, marital issues, and sexual concerns. 

Academic: Study skills, time management, procrastination, test-taking, test anxiety

The list above is not meant to be comprehensive.  If students have concerns other than the ones listed, the staff is available and willing to talk with them about their concerns.

Feel free to download and distribute our APSU Student Counseling Services Informational Brochure