Student Development and Counseling Center

Student Development and Counseling Center

The Student Development and Counseling Center provides counseling services to students who tend to succeed in education and to help them realize their potentials in terms of social, educational, and personal development.

Student Development and Counseling Center mission is to encourage students to strengthen the skills, strategies and behaviors required to participate in society as self-reliant, independent individuals, who are always open to learning.

During university life, students need to develop different skills in different periods in order to be successful. The transition from high school to university life is in itself a challenging process. Student Development and Counseling Center aims to support students to increase self-awareness, to create better understanding of self and experiences and to strengthen their ability to cope with the challenges they face.

As the Student Development and Counseling Center, the most important of our working principles is confidentiality. Our center does not share any personal information and content of the counseling sessions unless the client gives consent. However, if the individual poses any risk of harming self or others, necessary parties should be contacted. Even if that is the case, ideally the individual will be aware of the procedures followed, and if possible his/her consent will be taken before contacting others.

For this purpose, we carry out our work in cooperation with the support units in our center and different academic units, when necessary, by applying the principles and techniques of psychological help.

Some of the subjects that the Counseling Services can support the students are as follows:

Student Counseling

  • Learning Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Disciplinary Issues
  • Adaptation Problems
  • Stress and Coping Mechanisms
  • Difficulties in adapting to university life
  • Anxiety
  • Exam Anxiety
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Issues related to Self-esteem
  • Difficulties in time management
  • Difficulty to study efficiently
  • Difficulties in concentration
  • Loss and grief
  • Family conflicts
  • Fears and Phobias

Group Counseling

  • Academic Success
  • Self-recognition
  • Adaptation to University Life

To make an appointment from Student Counseling and Development Center, you may either visit the specialist with whom you want to consult or submit your consultation request through phone or e-mail.

Our Center and offices at 612, 613 and 614 on the 6th floor of the School of Foreign Languages. It is available between 09.30am - 5.30 pm on the week days.

E-mail address for recommendations, questions and requests:

During the 2022-2023 academic year, interviews will be made face-to-face or via zoom, depending on demand.