College can be a stressful time for a lot of students. Effective stress management in young people goes a long way in their success. The benefits of counseling for college students include enhancement of their listening and social skills as well as empathy towards others. They will learn to express emotions (i.e. anger, frustration, fear) through a healthy way, plus they get to improve their decision-making skills. The benefits of counseling in general also include reliable social support from forming healthy peer relationships.