Counseling college students can be particularly important because college is a time of significant transition and change. Students may experience a range of challenges, including academic stress, relationship issues, identity exploration, homesickness, anxiety, and depression. 

Counseling sessions typically involve discussing personal issues and emotions in a safe and supportive environment, with the counselor providing support and environment for the client to understand and process their feelings. The ultimate goal of counseling is to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences, as well as to develop practical strategies for managing their emotions and improving their mental health. Marian counselling philosophy tries to understand and help students to grow in social and emotional competency. Counseling also can be useful for a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief and loss, addiction, and trauma.