Great options for college student therapy in Downtown NYC
Our Downtown NYC therapy practice is particularly successful in providing therapy for young adults and college students. Critical to providing good treatment is recognizing the challenges in engagement. Young adults–even when aware that they need help–will likely be quick to run away if they feel that a therapist is judging them, attempting to control their choices or if they assess that the therapist won’t be able to relate to them.
Balancing trust and parent’s concerns in therapy with college students
At Tribeca Therapy, we recognize the balance needed between the need for college students to be related to as adults with fully confidential therapy while also appreciating that their parents have a stake in their therapy and are often quite concerned. We are skilled at navigating this balance so that students feel they have privacy while also recognizing that parents can be an asset in treatment.
Therapy for college students that’s not old and stodgy
Our approach is dynamic and fresh. We aren’t the “tell me about your mother” or “let’s figure out what’s wrong with you” sort of therapists. We work creatively to find out how to make a partnership with young adults that is respectful, based in trust and also includes room for being demanding when needed.
Much of this comes from our own practice, which is young but experienced. We aren’t out of touch and talk to young adults all the time. Our therapists are musicians and artists, which adds to the creative environment in our downtown therapy office.
Similarly, we do a good deal of therapy with teenagers and young adults and are connected to issues they deal with. Issues related to sex and dating, drugs and drinking, depression and anxiety and academic pressures aren’t topics that will freak us out. We can handle it.