College Students


Attending college can be a stressful time for many students. In addition to coping with academic pressure, you also have to navigate social and emotional challenges that arise. Maybe you are struggling to find a balance between your coursework and personal life, to adjust to living apart from family, to manage new responsibilities, to find a new social group, or maybe, you are struggling to know who you are, or how to decide what you want to do with the rest of you life. When these stressors add up, it can feel incredibly overwhelming. 

With the increasing demand for mental health services at college/university counseling centers, many centers have long waitlists for students seeking care. Clear Direction Psychological Services PLLC is a private practice located in Hauppauge NY that offers local college students a chance to get the help they need and deserve today. Students can obtain convenient, accessible, 100% private, comprehensive and individualized online therapy. Dr. Elizabeth J Smyth is a licensed clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with college students suffering from a variety of mental health needs. 

 Areas Typically Treated by Dr. Smyth:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression/Loneliness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Adjustment Concerns 
  • Traumatic Experiences/PTSD
  • Social Isolation 
  • Feeling Overwhelmed by Classes, Work, and Social LIfe
  • Social Anxiety 
  • Family Stress/Past Trauma 
  • Career Uncertainty 

Additional Areas Dr. Smyth is Treating Due to the COVID-19 Crisis:

  • Isolation/Depression
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Loss and Grief 
  • Difficulty Adjusting to Online Learning 
  • Problematic Family Situations 
  • Trauma 
  • Anxiety 

Finding ways to successfully cope with stress will save you from physical, emotional, and behavioral difficulties now and later in life. Learning effective coping strategies by processing this life change can reduce anxiety, sadness, and allow you to enjoy the present moment with much more ease. 

Together, you and Dr. Smyth, will develop a comprehensive approach that will be specifically designed to help meet your unique therapeutic needs. College is a time of personal growth in so many ways, and learning how to successfully manage the stress of being an adult is part of the process. It is okay to ask for help, and please know you are not alone. Call (631) 528-5880 or book an appointment online (link below) with Dr. Smyth today, and get the support, expertise, and guidance you deserve. Dr. Smyth also offers a free 10-15 minute phone consultation. You can either call Dr. Smyth directly or book your free consultation online by clicking the link below.


Click here to learn more about the teletherapy services offered, fees, and insurance.

Clear Direction

Dr. Smyth

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Hauppauge, New York


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