Student Mental Health
Our location in College Hill puts us right in the middle of many high schools and universities. All of the therapists at PVD Psychological Associates have expertise and a special interest in working with children, older adolescents, and adults at various stages in their education and/or careers in academia. Some adolescents we see are struggling to manage their symptoms of ADHD and associated frustration while others are navigating a high pressure private preparatory school experience and need help with perfectionism, anxiety, stress management, and being achievement-oriented at the expense of all else. We also work with college students and graduate students, as well as with faculty in academia.
Children and Adolescents
Our work with children and adolescents most frequently addresses difficulties with parents and peers, time management, navigating conflict with parents, balancing multiple extracurricular activities, eating disorders, managing social anxiety, stress management, perfectionism, and worries about college applications.
College Student Mental Health
College students most frequently come to therapy to work through the adjustment to college, homesickness, navigating roommate conflict, identity development, impression management, imposter syndrome, time management, stress management, perfectionism, eating disorders, substance use, and relationship difficulties.
Graduate Student Mental Health
Therapy with those in academic settings often focuses on managing anxiety, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, general stress management, burn out, publishing pressure, time management, dissertation stress, navigating relationships with advisors, and over-identifying with one’s achievements
Postdoctoral Fellows and Faculty
Individuals pursuing careers in academia encounter all of the stressors described for graduate school students. In addition, they need to navigate unique experiences like publishing pressure, anxiety about teaching, grant applications, job talks, and intra-departmental politics.