At Cornerstone University, there are several ways The Well helps students untangle struggles they may be facing. First and foremost, our commitment is to listen well so that we accurately understand the problem. We offer student-focused services such as individual counseling, couples and premarital counseling, group counseling and referrals.
Counseling and Consultation
The word "counseling" can be intimidating and prevent people from solving a problem. Sometimes it takes a conversation or two to find the answer. We are here to help you discover the best resolution for your need, whether it is helpful resources or walking through difficult issues together through counseling sessions.
Individual counseling offers a safe, confidential place to explore personal struggles and concerns. Counselors at The Well are good listeners and personal advocates who are gifted and trained in helping people sort out struggles and find lasting solutions. Counseling at The Well is a collaborative relationship. The counselor and the student work together to determine goals as well as the amount of meetings that will be most helpful.
Whether students are struggling with serious dating conflicts, marriage or simply the normal difficulties of "getting serious" with someone, we're here to offer encouragement and guidance in a way that helps you become more mature and God-dependent in this area of life. Several of our counselors are married and are gifted in helping young couples think through the impact of personality, family of origin, spiritual development and gender differences.
Oftentimes we are more able to find our way down a difficult path when we realize we are not alone. Students in particular often find the deepest forms of encouragement from other students. At the same time, openly sharing with other students has its risks and, at times, can crash and burn. We offer peer-based groups under the guidance of a counselor who is trained in facilitating group discussions around difficult life issues.
We are continually strengthening our relationships with resources in the greater Grand Rapids area who partner with us in addressing more difficult or long-term counseling and psychiatric needs.
In addition to student counseling services, The Well provides education and support for students in a variety of settings.
- Guest Lecturing: Our Counselors are often invited by CU faculty to provide lectures on a variety of topics.
- Dorm Discussion Groups: Our counselors often work with resident assistants and resident directors to facilitate frank discussions on difficult topics like sexuality, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, family struggles and others. This setting also provides CU students the opportunity to connect with our counselors in a less formal setting than one-on-one counseling.