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Counseling for College Students in Alpharetta, GA

The best way to find out if this approach is for you is to schedule a 15 - 20 minute consultation. Depending on your clinician’s availability, this consult may be held over the phone, via video, or in-person.

Mental Health Services for College Students

Similar to many life transitions, the college and university experience can be both exciting and frightening. College students often find themselves struggling with making decisions, adjusting, socializing, and planning. This can lead to heightened symptoms of anxiety, loneliness, and symptoms of depression. What can be even more difficult for these individuals is making decisions on how to deal with their symptoms.

Many universities offer college counseling centers, however, they may not use the best approaches for each individual’s needs. HWP’s counseling services provide guidance in this area by helping you find root causes of mental health problems and providing solutions tailored to your needs.​

What to Expect in College Counseling

College-related anxiety manifests itself in many different ways, from mild and common to extreme cases. Fear is a powerful emotion that can cause either real or imagined worries when it comes to our future plans for what will happen after college – even if we haven’t experienced these fears ourselves, they are still prevalent amongst other students feeling anxious about their futures as well. HWP is unique in that it takes a different approach to therapy. It will help you get to the root cause of your symptoms and then work with you on short-term or long-term treatment based on how severe they are.

Our team helps college students find out what their psychological problems might be by using an integrative approach for both mental and physical health issues while also looking at the severity of each problem’s symptoms. Therapy can be a collaborative process. You’ll work with your therapist to identify specific concerns and together, you will develop skills and techniques that are tailored for coping in order to assist during these difficult times.

Who is it for?

Holistic Wellness Practice is an integrated counseling service that offers counseling services to individuals who are currently in college, are planning to return to college, or are about to graduate college. The staff at HWP has experience with working with many different types of anxiety and problem-solving situations that may come up during the college years.

Depending on your location and the practitioner you work with, these sessions can be conducted in person at our Alpharetta location, via video, or a combination of both. Schedule a free phone consultation today to learn more about our offerings and to learn more about how we can help you.

Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for College Students

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial tool in the arsenal of HWP’s counseling approach. It is a form of therapy that teaches students how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions.

This therapeutic technique can significantly aid college students in overcoming anxiety, depression, and even eating disorders. It is an effective method to help students manage stress, better understand their emotions, and develop coping strategies for challenging situations on college campuses.

College Counseling Focus Areas

Similar to counseling for adults, counseling sessions with college students will focus on identifying thoughts that cause anxiety. The therapist may work with the student to develop skills for managing their stress levels, and much more. Areas addressed in counseling include, but are not limited to:

  • Chronic stress/ feeling overwhelmed
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling isolated or stuck
  • Difficulty concentrating or staying organized
  • Difficulty managing online classes/workload
  • Poor study habits
  • Lack of motivation
  • Feeling confused about the future
  • Excessive worry

Supporting the Transition: Mental Health Solutions for College Students

Transitioning from high school to college can be a time of great excitement but also significant stress for young adults. The newfound independence and heavier academic workload often heighten anxiety and depression levels. At HWP, we are acutely aware of these unique challenges students face during this pivotal period in their lives.

Simultaneously, the college environment can pose risks for students developing eating disorders, fuelled by stress, societal pressure, and body image concerns. As part of our comprehensive counseling approach, we aim to counter these factors, promoting healthy eating habits and a positive body image while addressing underlying psychological issues.

HWP’s specialist services focus on aiding college students to navigate common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. We utilize an integrative blend of traditional and therapeutic methods to equip students with effective management strategies for their mental health. This supportive approach empowers students, helping them flourish during their college years and beyond.

Empowering Students for Future Success

At our Alpharetta clinic, we firmly believe in the power of evidence-based practices. Our treatment plans incorporate a range of scientifically supported therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been proven effective for a variety of mental health issues. 

Mindfulness practices, such as meditation and yoga, are integrated into the treatment plan to help manage stress and improve mental clarity. Nutritional advice is also a key component, as physical health significantly impacts mental well-being. 

Our comprehensive diagnostic approach includes advanced testing methods to get a complete picture of each individual’s health, allowing us to tailor treatments that are both effective and personalized.

Empowering Students for Future Success

HWP values the privacy and confidentiality of our clients. We adhere strictly to HIPAA guidelines, ensuring that all personal health information shared during sessions remains private and secure. This way, students can feel comfortable and safe when sharing their experiences and challenges.

Our main goal is to not only help college students manage current struggles but also equip them with skills and strategies that will serve them well into adulthood. By providing them with the right tools, we empower them to face future challenges confidently, whether they pertain to their career, relationships, or personal growth.

Counseling For College Students

Our team helps college students find out what their psychological problems might be by using an integrative approach for both mental and physical health issues while also looking at the severity of each problem’s symptoms. 

Reach out today so we can have a more detailed conversation about which treatments will work best for you, whether it’s short-term or long-term care as well as learn about any other services our office offers that may help you. Schedule a free consultation today!


Individual Counseling Session Rates

All sessions are 45 – 50 minutes long and are held either in person or via video. Sessions are typically scheduled every week or every other week at a minimum.

$155 – $175 per session

Individual counseling rate varies per clinician. Please see clinician bios for more information regarding specialties and rates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are a new client, you may schedule your complimentary consultation or your initial appointment by visiting the contact page and filling out the short form or outreaching directly to your desired provider by calling (470) 231-5355.

If you are an existing client, please outreach to your provider directly either by telephone, email, or via the client portal secure messaging system.

Do you accept my insurance?

HWP does not accept insurance. Managed care companies were created to “manage” and contain escalating health care costs. Their bottom line is to reduce costs and raise profits; it is not to increase the quality of care professionals provide or your quality of life. HWP is solution-focused on quality of life and personal goals.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we ask you to inform your provider at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session start time. Your full session fee will be charged for missed appointments and cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, credit cards, and health savings (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA) cards that have a major credit card logo on it are all accepted forms of payment.