Mental Health Therapy Options for Students

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

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 couples when both parties are Yale students.

Group Therapy

Group therapy includes 5 to 8 people and meets 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 Group Therapy for more information.