College Mental Health

Therapy for College Students – East Brunswick Area and Beyond

Nearly 60% of students report feeling anxious in college, while a significant amount of other students report depression, stress, family issues, academic performance and relationship issues. Whether you’re trying to handle a large course load, balance work, school and a social life or trying to manage test anxiety, university can be one of the most daunting times in your life. Here at Olive Branch Therapy Group, we understand college can be just as stressful as it is exciting.

It’s safe to say nearly everyone in college deals with stress and anxiety. So know that you’re not alone. At the same time, know that we understand that what you may be dealing with as a university student, may differ widely from the next. Our qualified counselors at Olive Branch would love to meet you and learn how together we can help you succeed during your time at college and beyond.

Common Concerns We See with College Students

While we recognize that each person has their own set of issues, some of the most common concerns we see when counseling college students include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Academic Issues (Which may include ADHD, dyslexia, etc.)

Your mental well being is paramount during this time of your life. We understand that finding the time to take care of yourself is hard, but we encourage you to take the first step. It’s our job as licensed counselors to help you, the college student, navigate these issues and take charge of your mental health.

Our Approach for College Student Therapy at Olive Branch Therapy Group

We understand that each college student has different issues they are dealing with, whether it’s at school, at home, at work or within their social circle. That’s why at Olive Branch, we work together to find a method of psychotherapy, counseling and coaching that best fits you. Whether you prefer a more traditional therapy like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) or a more creative therapy, such as art therapy, we’re here to act as your sounding board. Our goal at Olive Branch is to help you better understand what you are going through and what actions you can take to truly make your college years great.

Therapy for College Students: What to Expect

A typical therapy session for college students involves:

  • Introductions between our therapist and you
  • A discussion on how we approach different issues, conditions or scenarios and our methods of therapy
  • A look at your family and medical history
  • Time for you to discuss what issues you are facing at college, at work, in your relationships, at home, etc. and/or what mental health concerns you may have
  • Learning coping skills and relaxation techniques, discussing solutions to problems, and other management tools for mental health

As mentioned before, each individual is different, therefore each person’s therapy session may include different strategies, discussions or timelines.

How to Get Started with Therapy for College Students

You’ve taken the first step in taking better care of yourself. You recognize the importance of mental health and now you’re ready to reach out to someone. We couldn’t be happier to help! Please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Olive Branch Therapy Group to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you find the peace you deserve.