College Students and Young Adults


Undergraduate and graduate students may experience stress and emotional difficulties that can adversely affect psychological well-being and academic success.  Research has documented high levels of anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns on college campuses.

While short-term interventions are available through university counseling centers, some issues can take somewhat longer to resolve.  If you have never been in individual therapy, if can be hard to know what to expect, however, most students are surprised by how normal it feels to have a place to talk about various thoughts and feelings. 

Psychotherapy for Young Adults with:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression or sadness
  • Self esteem issues
  • Stress management
  • Academic and career decision-making
  • Adjustment to living independently
  • Roommate or housemate conflicts
  • Coping with academic pressures
  • High achievement and perfectionism
  • Dating and relationship problems
  • Family issues


  • Taught psychology courses to undergraduate students at University of San Francisco
  • Taught and supervised graduate students in psychology for over 25 years
  • Individual psychotherapy with students referred from USF Counseling Center
  • Psychotherapy with students referred from UCB’s Counseling Center
  • Psychotherapy with students referred from UCB’s Disability Program for Students