Counseling for College Students in Newark, DE—Counselors and Therapists

Counseling for College Students in Newark, DE—Counselors and Therapists

College is a time for chasing after your passions, becoming the person you’ve always wanted to, and finding your family away from home.

There’s a lot of stress and pressure behind that! The transition from High School to College is one of the most difficult you’ll experience. It’s fraught with society pressure to be the perfect image of collegiate success, along with your own searching questions, and of course, the dreaded adulting.

Despite the burning desire to finally be independent, it can be extremely helpful to have someone in your corner fighting for you. A counselor at Thriveworks Newark can be that encouraging, outside person that can help you juggle everything from hard classes to dorm life to more serious mental health challenges.

What Is Counseling for College Students?

A session at Thriveworks Newark will look different every time. We adapt our sessions to your goals, needs, and current situation. You are at the center of every session.

We want to stress that going to counselor is not a sign of weakness. Just because your friend can juggle 18 credit hours, hot yoga three times a week, and be the president of two different clubs doesn’t mean you have to. We all have our different strengths and limits. Someone else’s super-strength may be your kryptonite. Although it can be hard, it’s important to try not to compare yourself to others, especially during college years.

Instead, focus on how far you’ve come. Where are you going? What are you going to do with your strengths? What does your ideal day look like?

With a focus on you, a Thriveworks Newark counseling session can go all sorts of directions. Some examples of common reasons we see college students include:

1. Adjustment to College

It doesn’t matter how well you’ve prepared for college; it will come as a shock. Suddenly, you’re torn from everything you’ve known. You may be far away from friends and family, with more free time and trust than you’ve ever had before. But with that comes responsibilities, and a startingly lack of strong support system.

There’s nothing wrong with needing a little help to adjust to college, whether it’s dorm life, finding new friends, feeling overwhelmed, or anxiety about the future.  Thriveworks Newark is here to talk you through your doubts and fears and provide good coping mechanisms for everything college might throw at you.

2. Depression and Anxiety

Two very different things, but they often will come bundled in the same package. Depression and anxiety rates soar in college. The new environment combined with the looming aspect of the future can prompt mental illness to take root.

Both depression and anxiety are very treatable, especially if we catch them early. Thriveworks Newark will work with you as ride out the lows and prepare for maintaining the highs. We can focus on addressing negative thoughts, finding healthy coping mechanisms, and coming up with a plan to protect your mental health.

3. Academics

One of the two big “A” words in college. Academics, and adulting. Both are new challenges to many college students, and wanting a little extra support is a great way to be proactive about your mental health.

Thriveworks Newark completely understands how stressful college academics is. You go from a very structured, organized High School class system, and thrown into a scattered lecture hall with 100+ students and told to figure it out. That’s a lot!

Our Thriveworks Newark counselors can help you schedule out your life, work with time-management, or just be your biggest cheerleader as you tackle all your classes and responsibilities.

4. Loneliness

Despite what everyone’s social media stories might suggest, almost every college student struggles with loneliness at some point. It can be incredibly demoralizing when you are surrounded by people but feel completely alone. Sometimes, we lose touch with our old friends, but don’t seem to be making new ones fast enough.  Sometimes, a romantic relationship that was so promising, fizzles out and leaves us feeling so alone.

This is not a character flaw or a life sentence of loneliness! Working with a Thriveworks Newark counselor to work through negative, untrue beliefs and build up your confidence can be a great way to combat loneliness.

Thriveworks Newark is excited to meet you and begin working towards a happy, fulfilling life. No matter what you’re struggling with, we are here to support and encourage you. You deserve to have the best college experience possible, and we can be that little extra boost to get you there.

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People Love Our Providers!

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Great scheduling team!

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I called to make an appointment for my daughter and Kenyata was SO friendly and helpful. She answered all of my questions and was so easy to talk to. Scheduling as a first-time patient is always so difficult, but this was so easy and accomodating. If the scale is 1-5, 5 being the best, I'd give my experience a 10!
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Taylor donovan

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Has helped me come a long, very easy to talk to and understanding, highly recommend
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Michael Beckham is a strong counselor.

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I recommend Michael Beckham without reservation. He was both a colleague of mine and a supervisor and I've known him to be an outstanding, caring clinician. Michael is highly intelligent, warm, empathetic and effective. He has a great deal of experience and is beloved by his patients.
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Excellent Therapists!

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Dr. Thompson is an excellent therapist. She really helped me when I was struggling. I’ve known her for years and she is a very kind and caring person. I highly recommend this practice.
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Thumbs up!

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Dr. Deb Thompson is a kind, caring and thoughtful person. Very easy to talk to.
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Highly recommend this practice!

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I highly recommend this practice! Super friendly staff, easy appt scheduling, great therapists with a wide range of styles and approaches. The director, Dr Thompson, is smart, and kind, and so down to earth, she really listens.
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The right kind of help when I needed it

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Dr Thompson provides great support and advice. She helped me through a rough time in my life and gave me the right kind of help when I needed it. I learned a ton about myself, cleaned up some past baggage that was weighing me down, and got my life back on track. I still use the skills she taught me in my relationships, at work, with my kids and I feel in control of my life. I’m not happy go lucky 100% of the time, but I’m much more relaxed and open and confident that I can handle whatever comes up. Big thanks to Dr Thompson!
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Caring, competent therapists,

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When Dr Thompson announced she was opening a Thriveworks office in Newark, I was thrilled. Over the past 20 years, I have referred many clients to Dr Thompson and found her to be sensitive, caring, ethical, and highly skilled with a wide range of clients. She was able to connect with folks who’ve had difficulty finding a good fit with other clinicians, and she seemed to know just the right approach with some of my clients who’d tried therapy in the past, but didn’t really feel at ease. Her compassion, experience, and excellent clinical skills make her my first choice when referring out; I would send my own family members to Dr Thompson.
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Excellent

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I have known Dr.Thompson for many years and completely trust her professionalism and expertise. I wish she would open a Thriveworks in my town.
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Highly Recommend!

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I have known Dr. Thompson for many years. Her compassion for and commitment to people make her an amazing clinician. She is a great listener and a professional practitioner. I would recommend her to anyone looking for care.
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Highly recommend!

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Dr. Debra Thompson has been so helpful to our family. She is a very professional, knowledgeable, and resourceful psychologist. I can highly recommend her!
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Dr Thompson

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Dr. Thompson is a respected colleague-she is always prepared and truly cares about colleagues and clients. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Thriveworks Newark is the best!

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I cannot not say enough about this place! The space is beautiful, and the process of getting help is really easy and affordable. The Clinical Director, Dr. Thompson, was so kind and patient with our questions. I highly recommend you contact Thriveworks Newark, if you need a counselor.
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I love Thriveworks Newark!

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The owner, Dr. Debra Thompson, has been so supportive and helpful! She is so perceptive and insightful. I would encourage anyone to seek services here!
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Dr. Thompson is excellent

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Dr. Thompson is excellent and I would highly recommend her. She’s very kind and caring, extremely thoughtful and ethical. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Highly Recommend

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Dr. Thompson is so warm and compassionate.  She is very easy to talk to, and really cares about people! I highly recommend her!!!
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Highly Recommend

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I highly recommend Dr. Debra Thompson. She’s been a colleague of mine for many years, and I’ve always admired her effectiveness, professionalism, warmth, dependability, and trustworthiness.
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    Newark, DE 19711

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    Saturday:8AM-5PM
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