Counseling for College Students

Counseling for College Students

Are you struggling with the transition to college life? Are you having difficulty finding friends or feeling like you fit in? Is it hard to concentrate?

Do you often feel like your heart is racing? Are you irritable? Or restless? Are you frequently overcome by feelings of sadness? Or overwhelm? Does it feel like you can’t breathe? Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? Are you unsure? Scared for the future? Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you frequently fatigued?

Do you feel like you could use someone to talk to? Do you want help clearing your head and putting things into perspective?

Being in college is not easy. The classes are harder. The expectations are higher. You may be away from family, friends, or the life you once knew. There are lots of changes happening all at once. It is not uncommon to be struggling or to feel like you could use some added support or guidance. At Caring Therapists, we understand all the stressors that come with being a college student and we are here to help. 

Mental Health Struggles Are Common in College

The American Psychological Association reports that as many as 41.6 percent of college students feel anxious, 36.4 percent are depressed, and 35.8 percent are struggling with relationship or family problems. 

Mental health challenges can impact your energy level, concentration, dependability, and mental ability, making everything more difficult. At Caring Therapists, we want you to find peace within yourself, to regain control of your life, and to fully be able to enjoy this exciting yet challenging time. Our trained therapists can teach you coping skills that fit with your lifestyle, provide a nonjudgmental ear, and work with you to develop a plan for healthier days moving forward. 

Therapy Can Help College Students Succeed

When you aren’t feeling your best it can be difficult to focus on much of anything. At Caring Therapists we work with clients to clear their minds and develop the tools and techniques to solve problems and concerns as they come. We are equipping you for a life of happiness and success.

We frequently work with college students on time management, boundaries, mindfulness, family and relationship issues, and self-care. One of the techniques we use to help with anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. CBT helps to connect your thoughts and feelings with your behaviors, so you are aware of unhealthy thought patterns and how they are influencing your actions. Once you are able to recognize those patterns, we will teach you the skills to modify them. You will gain awareness of your thoughts and behaviors and learn how to apply healthy coping skills.

We also use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help you manage painful emotions. DBT focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You will learn how to control and tolerate your emotions, be more mindful and present, and communicate more effectively with others. 

We understand you might be nervous to seek the help of a counselor or therapist and you might have some questions. Here are a few common ones and answers:

Will my information be kept private?

We know it can be nerve-wracking sharing personal details and stories. That is why we assure you everything will remain private. We create an environment of trust, a safe space for you to share freely. We won’t pressure you. We are here to support and guide you on your journey to a healthier life. 

How much does treatment cost?

We offer a competitive private-pay rate and accept most major insurances, both in and out-of-network. We can provide you with a superbill to help get your services full or partially covered. Our office managers are dedicated to helping you get the treatment you need and deserve. They are happy to check your insurance benefits prior to your first visit. 

How long until I start to feel better?

There are no one-size-fits-all solutions. That is why we will work with you to develop a specialized plan that fits your specific needs. Your therapist will take the time to get to know you and learn about what works in your life and where they can help. Most people find some relief from symptoms in about 8 sessions, more or less depending on your specific situation.

Caring Therapists of Broward & Palm Beach offers proven and effective treatments

We are proud to say that our current and past clients have seen much success in their lives since starting with Caring. We have a 5-star rating on Google and Facebook. We are committed to helping you get back to living your best life. 

A Healthier YOU is Just Around the Corner 

We help students from:

Nova Southeastern University, Broward College, Florida International University, Palm Beach Atlantic, Florida Atlantic University, University of Miami, Palm Beach State College, Lynn University, Florida State University, University of Florida, Florida A&M University, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida

We offer counseling services for college students both in-person and online.  We can continue services when you head back to your university within Florida.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please call our office at 954-378-5381 or 561-223-1066, or send us an email at info@caringtherapistsofbroward.com

We service all of Broward County, including Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Cooper City, Davie, Plantation, Southwest Ranches and Weston.

We service all of Palm Beach County, including Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth.