FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is counseling?

Counseling is a conversational process where a trained counselor assists you to explore and express your concerns and feelings, gain deeper self understanding, and work towards healthy changes. Counselors not only listen, but ask questions, clarify the statements you made, and offer feedback. They will not try to ’fix’ your problems or make you do anything, but rather help you make your own decisions.

When should I seek counseling?

At times, we may feel stressed out, anxious, depressed, angry, or confused. Sometimes these feelings will gradually go away on their own, or get better with the support of our friends and family. However, there are other times when those feelings can be overwhelming and cause disruption in our lives, and/or it is too difficult to talk to our friends and family. It is at these times when one should seek professional help

How can I get the most out of counseling sessions?

Counseling is a joint endeavor, which requires your motivation and active involvement in the process. In order to make the best out of your counseling sessions, some suggestions are:

  • Try not to miss any of your scheduled appointments.
  • Between sessions, make time to think about the things you have discussed with your counselor.
  • Be as honest and open as possible.

How long is a session?

Sessions usually last about 50 minutes.

Who is eligible for the counseling services?

Personal counsleing is for all TUJ undergraduate, graduate, and AEP students.

Is there any fee?

No. These services are free of charge for those who are eligible.

Where is the office location?

The Counseling Office is located in Mita 3rd floor.

What are the office hours?

Please see here.

How do you make an appointment?

Please follow the procedures described on "Making an Appointment.

Is it confidential?

Yes. No information is released to anyone, including your family, friends and school personnel, without your consent, except when there is a threat of harming yourself and/or others.

Temple University, Japan Campus
Counseling Office

TUJ 6F Room 603 (Access)