What Can We Do?

There are several approaches to psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, etc. to help people overcome various illnesses and cope with stressors. Psychotherapy offers people the opportunity to identify the factors that contribute to their mood and to deal effectively with the psychological, behavioral, interpersonal, and situational causes.  Skilled therapists can work with individuals to:

  • Pinpoint the life problems that contribute to their depression or anxiety and help them understand which aspects of those problems they may be able to solve or improve.
  • Identify negative or distorted thinking patterns that contribute to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness that accompany depression.
    Explore other learned thoughts and behaviors that create problems and prevent people from effectively coping with life stresses.
  • Help people regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.
    Psychotherapy helps people see choices as well as gradually incorporate enjoyable, fulfilling activities back into their lives.

A therapist can often help you to understand yourself better, gain insight into your decisions, improve your self-image, enhance your personal relationships, and help you to learn how to make new choices for more effective living.

Workshops and presentations provide information on wellness-related issues, and tips for time management and study skills that help improve your chances of success at Presbyterian.  We are interested in your personal, intellectual, and psychological growth and development.

If you have an after hours emergency please call 911 or go to the Emergency Department of Laurens County Hospital.

The Student Counseling and Health Center is located at 120 East Calhoun Street.