College Student Mental Health

Counseling Services to address your unique needs as a college student

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We Understand

We understand the unique challenges of college students and we recognize the enormous challenge college students face with the current pandemic.  Most of you are no longer on campus or with your friends.  You are likely missing out on events that were canceled or even your college graduation.  It can be difficult to find yourself home again with your parent(s) or siblings and it might seem like nobody understands how you feel.  You may even have to change your behavior or hide aspects of your identity, personal values or views on important topics.  Counseling can help you process the challenges you are facing and support your academic success off campus.  

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Online Therapy Services

We are experts in college mental health and the unique challenges of college students.  We have worked in college counseling centers in Chicago, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, and Washington, PA, and we love working with students.

 We currently provide Online Counseling Services to college students across Pennsylvania and we are accepting new appointments. Call or email us today for a free 25 minute consultation.

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  • Coping with Anxiety and Panic
  • Grounding Techniques
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) strategies
  • Procrastination 

  • Boundaries 
  • Navigating family relationships
  • Mindfulness 
  • Study Skills & Time Management

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Coping with the Pandemic

Recognizing and acknowledging the impact of the pandemic on our psychological self is essential to coping with stress and maintaining calm in our relationships. Coping with the ongoing stress and uncertainty of today can lead to a number of symptoms that can impact our daily functioning and relationships. It is important to recognize and acknowledge such symptoms and work to take an accepting approach to ourselves and our loved ones. We are all going to be at least “a little off.”

Common reactions you might experience to varying degrees include:

• Difficulty making decisions or concentrating

• Feeling numb or emotionally detached

• Reoccurring thoughts about the pandemic

• Intrusive thoughts involving worst-case scenarios

• Derealization or a sense that you are living a dream or movie

• Irritability or anger

• Grief about what is being missed or lost

• Loss of control and disconnection

• Feelings of powerlessness or helplessness

• Sudden or unexpected waves of emotion

• Sadness or depressed mood

• Difficulty sleeping or falling asleep

• Increased alcohol or drug use

 Things you can do that can be helpful:

• Ask for support and talk about how you are feeling

• Find others who can provide empathy, rather than problem-solving or giving advice

• Practice self-compassion and give yourself time to adjust to the many changes that continue to occur daily

• Focus on the present moment and practice mindfulness throughout the day

• Take it one-day-at-a-time or one-hour-at-a-time

• Do things to take care of yourself and find time to exercise or get outside

• Look into a new interest or take time to do things you enjoy

• Engage in the arts by creating art and playing or listening to music

• Incorporate elements of your previous routine when possible; such as taking a morning shower, getting dressed for work, eating a particular weekday breakfast, or exercising at a certain time of day

• Take time to imagine what life will be like when we are able to spend time together again; imagine yourself going to a move, eating out with friends, or shopping in your favorite stores

• Seek professional support through online counseling. Many therapists and psychologists have moved online. Some may even offer reduced fee sessions or pro-bono counseling services for first-line medical professionals and busy workers in life-sustaining industries.

Social support is key: 

• Start a support group amongst your friends

• Screen-share a movie together with family or friends

• Begin an online chat or group text message with your close friends

• Have an online social hour and share a glass of wine together

• Share jokes via text

• Think about what skills you can share with others online

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Visit our homepage to learn more about our areas of expertise and approaches to counseling.​