Therapy is free and confidential to all SJC students and records will not be linked to your official school transcript.
In individual counseling, you work one-on-one with a therapist to clarify your concerns, create specific goals to work towards, better understand yourself, and learn new skills to improve the way you function.
During the first session, you will be asked a series of questions that will help the therapist get a sense of your strengths and the areas in which you can improve. Therapeutic goals are created followed by weekly sessions or referral services.
Individual counseling is a process that can sometimes stir up uncomfortable feelings as you begin to develop deeper levels of self-awareness. Through this internal work, session by session you will learn how to do the work that is necessary to grow.
In group counseling, you and a small number of students meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help yourself and other members of the group. It is a safe place where you can come together with others and share problems or concerns, to better understand your own situation and to learn from and with others.
It is not unusual to feel uneasy or embarrassed when you first join a group. However, in time group members will begin to develop feelings of trust in the group and will benefit from experiencing a great deal of relief at the opportunity to talk with others who are experiencing similar problems.
In group therapy students are able to share strengths and difficulties, are able to help one another through this sharing process and also stand to learn that they are not alone. Group therapy also allows each member to learn about them by observing how they interact with others in the group setting.
Wellness Life Coaching
Wellness life coaching is a practical holistic and educational approach to health and healing that addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of an individual.
Wellness coaches will help you clarify, strategize, prioritize, troubleshoot, problem solve, and develop an action plan targeted toward your individual concerns and stressors. Through this process students can clarify and prioritize.
Wellness coaching encourages the individual to engage in self-care and educate themselves about their health and lifestyle choices. It urges students to become an active participant in their health and make choices that will have an overall positive effect.
Training opportunities are offered to psychology and mental health trainees both in Ph.D. and M.S. level tracks. This training is geared for interns and externs that are interested in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory and practice. In addition, mindfulness, somatic, and transpersonal work is incorporated.
Trainees gain knowledge and experience from individual and group counseling, weekly case conference, training and group supervision, and weekly individual supervision.