Mental Health Care CenterMental Health Care Center1. What Do Counselors Do?Counselors do not instruct you to “Do this” or “Do that.” They help you find appropriate answers to your worries or problems by facing and listening to you. Psychological tests are conducted if necessary.2. Are Secrets Kept?What you have talked through counseling is regard as confidential so that it will not come out without your consent. In order to assure the safety of your life and body as well as that of the people around you, however, we may share a minimum amount of information with appropriate on/off-campus institutions only in an emergency. Please keep that in mind. 3. What Should I Talk About?You can talk about anything you want. Do not hesitate to talk about what you are bothered, what you are thinking of and how you feel. 4. How Much Does It Cost?No charge for counseling.Everybodygoesthroughlotsofworriesandsufferingduringadolescence.Yourfeelingsmaychangejustliketheweather.Youmaysometimesfeelitistoomuchworktohandleonyourownormaybeatalosswheretostartwithsinceyourworriesaretoocomplicated.Don’tyouthinkthatyouhavetosolvethembyyourself?Evenifyoutrytosolveyourproblemsallbyyourself,youmaygetstuck.Youcanusecounselinginsuchcases.Ifyoufeelsadnessdeeplywhenyouaresadandgiveyourfullattentiontoyourproblemsandworries,yourheartwilleventuallybeabletofindanswers,changeyourwayofthinkingandimproveyourself.Ourheartshavesuchkindofcapability.1. Academics and Career Options-I don’t feel like going to school…-I can’t focus on my studies because I’m not motivated to study…2. Student Life-I have concerns about interpersonal relationship with my friends, boy/girl friend, seniors and juniors…-I’m in trouble at home or dormitory…3. Your Mind-I often feel uneasy…-I’m lonely…-I have no goals and don’t feel like doing anything…-I’m frustrated…-I’m worried about my character and ability…1. Counseling HoursMonday to Friday (except for holidays)9:00am to 5:00pm (approx. one hour/counseling)2. FeesEverything including counseling and psychological tests is free.*If introduced to on/off-campus institutions such as a hospital, you are responsible for all the related expenses.3. How to Utilize Counseling-You are required to make an appointment. Refer to the following section for details.-You can even make an appointment on the very day that you want to receive counseling if a counselor is available.a. Through the Health CenterCome directly to the Health Center or call the Center at 026-269-5077 to arrange for an appointment.b. On the WebVisit the URL below to fill in the application form and send it. You will be contacted by return. http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/faculty/engineering/hoken/counseling/Health Center at the Nagano-Engineering CampusCounseling room Psychological testsBring Your Worries About …Feel free to consult a counselor about any other concerns no matter how trivial they may be.What Is Counseling?How to Use Counseling?How to Make an Appointment?Person in Charge of CounselingIsamuYamazakiAssistant ProfessorClinical PsychologistMain research fields arestudent counseling and clinical psychology.HanakoNomuraCounselorClinical psychologistFeel Free to use this Service.You can start by having a chat or seeing what counseling is like.