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Why would I want to meet with the counselor at UB?
Most people experience difficulty in their lives from time to time. Many of us have friends and family members to whom we can turn, but some do not or prefer to seek confidential advice. Many times people who seek counseling say, “I’ve never told anyone this before” or “No one knows this about me.” Counseling at UB is FREE and it’s completely confidential. The only people who know you are coming to counseling are the student and the counselor. All information is kept private. Counselors can provide objective observations and options since they are not directly involved in the problem. They can provide support in decision making or overcoming difficulties. They can assist the student in achieving his/her goals.
What are some reasons for speaking to a counselor?
- Transitioning from high school/junior college to university
- Academic difficulty/failure
- Choice of major (“Did I pick the right major?” or “What major best suits me?”)
- Career direction/exploration
- Difficulty concentrating, studying, taking tests
- Time management
- Stress maintenance
- Anger and/or Conflict resolution
- Struggles with making decisions
- Relationship problems (friend, family, romantic partner)
- Questions about sexuality or sexual and reproductive health (STIs, HIV/AIDS, contraception, etc.)
- Grief and loss (death, separation/divorce, moving)
- Trauma/abuse (past or present)
- Physical Health problems
- Disability and Accessibility issues
- Identity (“Who I am? Who do I want to be? How can I get there?”)
- Suicidal/homicidal thoughts or plans
- “I’m just not sure what to do about (fill in the blank).”
Who is the counselor for my campus? Where can I get services?
- Belmopan Campus: Mr. Leon Leslie
Location: Wellness Center, Administration Building, Main Campus
Hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm
- Central Farm Campus: Mr. Leon Leslie
Visits will begin in September and every month after.
- Belize City Campuses: Ms. S. Renée Wentz
Locations: Engineering Campus, Freetown Road
Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-12pm
FMASS Campus, West Landiver
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-7pm at FMSS campus
- Toledo Campus: Ms. S. Renée Wentz
In general, two day visits to the Toledo campus will occur 1-2 times per month. The dates for Toledo campus visits for the first semester will be confirmed and posted very soon.
Location: Counseling Room, upstairs Administration Building, Room #1
Hours: Tuesdays: 10am-6pm; Wednesdays: 8am-3:30pm
How do I get an appointment with the counselor?
- You might be referred by a faculty member of UB if he/she feels you could benefit from assistance.
- You can also schedule your own appointments with the counselor by contacting him/her directly
- Mr. Leslie
- Phone: Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm at 822-1000, ext 265
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Wentz
- Phone: Monday, Wednesday from 8am-5pm and Friday from 8am-12pm at 223-0256, ext 434; Tuesday and Thursday at 10am-7pm call 223-0256, ext 102
- Email: email@example.com
- Find Ms. Wentz on Facebook: facebook.com/reneewentz.ubcounselor
- PG students can also schedule appointments by contacting the Administrative Secretary, Ms. Munoz
What if I just have a quick question or pressing issue that can’t wait until the next counselor visit?
You can use the email or Facebook addresses above to ask your questions or to get support.
Besides individual counseling, what else will the counselor offer to students?
The counselor will be providing workshops/seminars on different topics of interest to students. The following topics are being considered and student input is requested:
- Transition from High School/Junior College to University
- Time Management
- Anger Management
- Stress Management
- Career Exploration
- Substance Abuse
- Relationship Violence
- Healthy Relationships
- Parenting Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Sexual Harassment
- Healthy Sexuality
- Other Topics as suggested by Students/Faculty