IS COLLEGE BRINGING UNEXPECTED CHALLENGES?

Although college can bring exciting opportunities socially, academically, and professionally, it can also bring mental health, substance, and relationship difficulties. Depression, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, and addiction are the top mental health challenges facing students. One in five college students experience sexual assault during college (White House Task Force to Protect Students, 2014). And for many students, college becomes the ground upon which drug experimentation and alcohol use increase. Handling these intense situations and emotional difficulties can be extremely difficult when you are also handling the daily challenges of attending college.

You may be finding that managing academics and balancing your social life is becoming more difficult. As grades fall, it might be tempting to withdraw further from classes and allow socializing to take over. You may be facing dilemmas in your personal life or difficult life events that are interfering with your ability to concentrate and complete your work.

Sometimes having a safe person to talk to is the most helpful thing you can do for yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed, alone, or in crisis, contact us at Alkira. We have worked with college students for over 20 years. Our diverse, compassionate staff provides comprehensive services for you, and we have established resources in the community that can supplement your counseling if needed. Our approach is focused on your needs and strengths. We are culturally informed, safe space therapists and we use brief, CBT, EFT, and narrative practices. We will work with you, you and your partner, or you and your family-it is up to you.

You might be wondering….

HOW WILL I FIT COUNSELING INTO MY SCHEDULE?

We are available in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays. If you don’t have your own transportation, we can be flexible in scheduling your appointment to make allowances for taxis or bus schedules. Our office is only a 5 minute drive from SU, ESF, and Upstate, 10 minutes from Lemoyne, and 20 minutes from OCC.

HOW WILL I AFFORD IT?

We are committed to making therapy affordable for you. We participate with many insurances. If you will need to pay out of pocket, we offer a significantly reduced student rate. Just give us a call or send an email for more information.

IS THIS CONFIDENTIAL?

Your decision to see us is between you and your therapist. Your records, attendance, and payment is completely confidential. Because we are off campus, you can be sure your privacy is protected.

YOU CAN FEEL BETTER AND SUCCEED

When you are ready to schedule an appointment, or want more information, simply email us at alkiratherapy@gmail.com or call 315-492-1390. We will return your call/email within 24 business hours.