College is a time when students often become acutely aware of their need for therapy. They may notice anxiety and high stress around school work, disharmony in peer or family relationships, and a high level of pressure as they figure out next steps in adulting.
Our therapists can:
- Help you to develop better coping skills
- Help you improve your mood
- Coach you in learning skills to lower anxiety levels
- Teach strategies to help you organize your work and conquer procrastination
- Assist in learning assertive and effective communication styles
- Help you to decide healthy boundaries and assist in setting them
- Help you discern what constitutes a healthy relationship
- Help you to improve your quality of life
What happens when I show up to therapy?
At first, you’ll just get to know your therapist. They will ask you some questions about your life and why you’ve chosen to come to therapy. However, you get to decide how you answer and what you share. There may even be some joking around or talking about tv shows. Your therapist can help explain the therapy process and you can ask any questions you may have.
As you get more comfortable with your therapist--this may be the first session, or may be several sessions in--you may feel more comfortable sharing more about your life, and in greater detail about your reasons for seeking therapy. Your therapist can then help you figure out your goals and help you come up with a plan to meet these goals.