Yale Health

Therapy Options

Some students go to Mental Health & Counseling for just a few visits while others come for ongoing therapy.  Decisions about the appropriate treatment are made on an individual basis.

Students seek counseling for many different reasons, including:

 

  • Academic stress
  • Obsessions
  • Alcohol/drug issues
  • Parental divorce
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Body image
  • Relationships (family, friends, romantic, roommates)
  • Competition
  • Self-esteem
  • Compulsions
  • Sexual assault
  • Depression
  • Sexual concerns
  • Eating concerns
  • Sexual orientation and identity
  • Family illness
  • Stressful situations
  • Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Loss and grief

 

What are the different types of therapy sessions offered?

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is available on a short-term basis.  Decisions about the appropriate treatment are made on an individual basis.

You can request a male or female therapist.

Couples Therapy

Couples counseling is available for same sex and opposite sex couples when both parties are Yale students.

Group Therapy

Group therapy includes 5 to 8 people and meet once a week. Group therapy may include:

  • Anxiety Issues
  • Eating disorders
  • General therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Transition Issues

New groups can be started when there is enough interest. Please visit http://yalehealth.yale.edu/grouptherapy for more information on Group Therapy.