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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a therapy for students can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Good news! We have 69 therapists in North Carolina available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Therapy for students

What is therapy for students?

Therapy for students helps with a range of challenges from normal struggles that come with moving from childhood to adulthood to challenges that stem from academic pressures and stress. If a student is suffering — whether they’re feeling moody, anxious, discouraged, or experiencing relationship issues — they can benefit from talking to a provider at Thriveworks in Wilmington, NC.

How does therapy for students work?

Therapy for students works by helping them learn from their experiences and develop healthy tools for dealing with difficult circumstances. When they meet with Thriveworks Wilmington therapists, they can trust that they’ll receive a treatment plan that is personalized to their challenges and needs.

Is therapy for students conducted in person or online?

Therapy for students at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and through Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does therapy for students last?

The length of therapy for students depends on the individual’s needs as well as the goals that they might have. That said, generally, therapy for students will last for several months.

Need more help deciding?

First-year college students often form expectations about college life long before they leave home. Some young adults look forward to college, eager to experience more freedom and adventure. Others may be enthusiastic initially but then discover that the experience falls short of their expectations when they don’t feel happy, comfortable, or secure in their new environment. Still, others know that leaving home will be difficult and therefore dread the thought of leaving for college. No matter what his or her expectations, nearly every student encounters obstacles he or she didn’t anticipate during the transition to college. Even positive life changes produce stress, and indeed the changes leaving home demands can lead to feelings of sadness, loneliness, and worry. These feelings are typical and part of the developmental transition to college.

Thriveworks Counseling in Wilmington, NC Is Here to Help

You may expect your college years to be among the best of your life. If you feel upset and miserable, this can be a very confusing and scary expectation. However, many students feel sad and scared during the first several weeks of college. You are in a demanding new environment, and everything is different, and you may even feel like you’re not supposed to be here. You may feel you must grow up all at once, which may overwhelm or even depress you. You may feel far away from the people who love and support you. Perhaps you are a student who does not feel homesick but instead feels disappointed in your experiences and personal interactions. If you are distressed, you may notice that other students are happy and optimistic. It may surprise you, however, to learn that many other first-year students are scared and sad even if they don’t show it.

If you are struggling with the transition to college and you’re looking for a therapist or psychologist in the Wilmington, NC area, the counselors at Thriveworks are here to help. Contact our office today at (910) 247-4818 to see how we can help you adjust and succeed!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Wilmington therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Wilmington
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington is located near Empie Park off of Wrightsville Ave. We share a building with Amina Shade - State Farm Insurance Agent, Emerald Cuts, Ward Hair & Nail Design, and other businesses.

Phone number

(910) 714-4942

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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