NC STATE UNIVERSITY P.J. Adams, Ph.D. NCSU Staff Psychologist NC STATE UNIVERSITY The Ohio State University Psychology B.A. (2002) Counseling Psychology Ph.D. (2008) NC STATE UNIVERSITY Mother is a Korean immigrant (1970’s) Father is Caucasian-American NC STATE UNIVERSITY This is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful! Students may face several challenges Social Cultural Academic Psychological If someone with no experience in your country moved into your home, what advice and support would you give them? NC STATE UNIVERSITY The 1st year is most important! Give yourself time to adjust to all the changes. Seek out international students you relate to. Seek out relationships with American students. Become involved in the NCSU or local community. Use the resources that are available to you. Do not be afraid to ask questions! Remember that you are part of the NCSU family now and there are staff/faculty/students here that CARE ABOUT YOU! NC STATE UNIVERSITY Counselor = mentor, ally, expert We can support you by answering your questions and/or helping you find resources We can help you become a successful student We can help you with feelings of loneliness, depression, or anxiety We can help you build positive relationships with other students, staff, and faculty We can provide you with a private relationship to talk with another person NC STATE UNIVERSITY For academic concerns/challenges To help with student and faculty relationships To talk about missing their home To help them find resources To receive support when they need it When they are distressed When they feel anxious, depressed, lack confidence, etc. YOU ARE HERE. NC STATE UNIVERSITY NCSU COUNSELING CENTER Student Health Services Center (2nd Floor) 2815 Cates Avenue 919-515-2423 (8:00 – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday) What to expect Schedule a future appointment or walk-ins Fill out required paperwork Meet with counselor for intake – get to know you better and why you have come to counseling Private conversation!