Online Therapy for College Students in Maryland
You were told college was going to be the best four years of your life, right?
Depression and anxiety can impeded your happiness during your college years. It's a massive life transition that includes: moving out for the first time, balancing a rigorous workload with your new social life, and being in a completely new city or area where you don't know anyone.
Online Therapy can Help
You don't have to spend your college years suffering from
- Panic attacks
- Social anxiety
- PTSD from sexual assault
- Poor Body Image
How Therapy Can Help with Anxiety in College
Therapy is a safe place where you can process life difficulties and ways to combat anxiety and depression. We use holistic methods in treating college students, focusing on mind-body health with evidence based approaches such as: mindfulness techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Anxiety can come in many forms, whether it's testing anxiety, social anxiety, OCD tendencies, panic attacks or generalized anxiety there are evidence based techniques that are able to help you better manage your anxiety so you can spend more time enjoying the things you in your life. High achiever anxiety is common in college as well, where you feel the pressure to achieve good grades, do well in sports and have a thriving social life but the demands of the achievement produce anxiety making it hard to enjoy the success you've created.
Therapy for Depression
If you've been feeling unmotivated, lethargic, not wanting to socialize and overwhelming sad you may be experiencing depression. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, along with other evidenced based treatments, therapy can be help you understand depression and implement ways to treat it.
Body Image Therapy
Poor body image is normalized in today's thinness-obsessed society. At Collide Behavioral Health we take a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach to our treatment. We believe all bodies deserve to be treated with respect and focus on true holistic health, for both the mind and body. In doing Body Image Work we focus on re-connecting the mind and body, where dieting, restricting and binge eating disconnects the two. Therapy for body image can focus on a variety of different therapeutic techniques including: Values work, CBT, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Education on HAES and diet culture, reconditioning and DBT skills. Click here to learn more about body image therapy.
College provides a unique time for a variety stressors: Stress around relationships, grades, a heavy course load, sports, scholarships to maintain and pressures of a social life. You're facing new pressures in a way you've never experienced. Therapy can help you implement self-care, mindfulness and DBT skills to reduce stress, allowing you more energy to spend on the things you can enjoy and value.
Virtual Therapy all Throughout Maryland
Although the office is physically located in Annapolis, Maryland online therapy is offered to clients all throughout the state of Maryland. You can now do therapy without the commute!
Therapy for College Students: What to Expect
During the Intake we'd virtually meet to go over your history, what you want to work in therapy and I'd explain more of what the therapy process will look like for you. By doing this it helps us both better understand the timeline of how things developed, triggers and patterns to certain struggles. You're able to start forming a clear narrative of where you are, and what you want to address in therapy.
After Intake and Beyond
Sessions start by meeting weekly, where you learn different techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and/or Internal Family Systems to help you better manage the stress you're under. It's a safe space to help you process trauma, address underlying issues and better understand yourself and why you feel the way you've been feeling.
Termination occurs when we feel that you've reached your therapy goals and no longer need support. During the termination session we review what you've learned, how you want to continue to implement the tools you now have outside of therapy and reflect on the therapy process together.
Don't wait unlit you're burned out. Therapy can help you feel more like yourself again so you can spend these college years creating memories doing things you value, instead of feeling isolated, alone and scared. We're here to help. Contact us today to take the first step to start healing.
Therapist for College Students
Meet Danielle Swimm who has a passion for helping female college students address body image issues, overcome anxiety and fight depression. Contact her today to set up your first appointment.
Resources to Learn More about Therapy in College
If you're outside the state of Maryland and looking for a therapist, here's a good place to search