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Are you a busy college student?

Balancing the demands of classes and exams, finding the right group of friends, and dating?

Or are you a stressed-out law student, medical student, b-school student, or Ph.D. student?

Dealing with the increased pressure from professors, exams, internships or clerkships, maybe even marriage and children?

Either way, you are balancing classes, assignments, and exams and navigating social and emotional challenges as well as figuring out what you want to be when you grow up.

We get it. We’ve been there.

Our psychologists have all completed stressful college programs and doctoral programs. One also graduated from law school as well. Most of us have also worked as professors in R-1 universities and are passionate about student mental health.

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”

— Leonardo da Vinci


College is often the first time your living away from home. Your managing your own money and completely in charge of your own schedule for the first time. It’s a time where you are trying to find your place socially and romantically while figuring out who you are and what you want to be. You want to do what you love and make money doing it. There’s just so much pressure when people say “what are you going to do with the rest of your life?” All of this at once can be incredibly stressful.


Law school is a uniquely stressful experience. 96% of law students suffer from significant stress, compared to 70% of med students and 43% of grad students overall. Your grades are based on a few exams a semester, often just one. Professors use the Socratic method and call on one person for the whole class. There are often a few “gunners” who are showing signs of competitiveness right from the get go. Some programs have “forced-C” curves. You get on-campus interviews (OCIs) based on your class ranking.

therapy for college students


A 2012 study of medical students showed psychological distress appears to be common in medical students and significantly varies by gender and level of training. One in four medical students shows signs of depression.

In 2022, 60% of college students report being diagnosed with a mental health disorder. 

At Momentum Psychology, students are our jam! Our therapists love helping college students and students in law school, med school, vet school, pharmacy school, and grad school navigate the challenges of this time. Getting things figured out in this time is so important and can impact you the rest of your life. We want to help!

Whether you live at home and commute to school or live on campus, our treatment approach will fit into your busy day, night, or the weekend! Therapy becomes a thing that you do for yourself like working out. Personal training for your life, and it doesn’t just become one more thing on the to-do list.

Maybe, you used to see a therapist in your hometown before moving away to college. Or, your college counseling center does not fit your needs.

Our therapists are here to meet your needs. Among us, we have successfully navigated college, law school, and PhD programs in graduate school. But it wasn’t always easy, and we didn’t always have what we needed. We really don’t want that for others. We want to help you fit therapy into your busy schedule and be part of this important time in your life and development!

Dr. Norwood and Dr. Newman have also been professors in R-1 universities. We are passionate about students and have experience helping students navigate academic demands. Coupled with our experience with psychology and therapy, we would love to help you succeed with the mental performance game that also comes along with it.


for College Students, Law Students, Medical Students, Graduate Students in Charlotte, Raleigh, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Utah, Ohio, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and beyond

You deserve to have the life you’ve always wanted. Therapy can help you achieve this. I will work with you to help you achieve success in all areas of your life. To begin therapy online, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete this form or call our office at 704-444-0087 to request an appointment with me. Then, you will be contacted by our client care coordinator to make an appointment.

  2. Schedule an intake appointment with the therapist of your choice. (Please note that Dr. Newman typically runs a lengthy waitlist, but we have other qualified therapists for you to choose from).

  3. Begin therapy for high-performing professionals to break through the barriers that keep you from having the life and relationships you want.


As an online or virtual therapy practice, our mission is to offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on your needs. We take the stress out of getting the treatment you deserve with our flexible, convenient, and easy-to-use therapy and assessment services. We offer online therapy in several states including North Carolina, Alabama, Colorado, Washington DC, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennesee, Texas, Virginia, and Utah, and all PSYPACT states, and we new states added to our list on a regular basis.

We specialize in working with high-performing professionals, executives, lawyers, entrepreneurs, physicians and other healthcare professionals, creatives, athletes, and students (college, graduate, and professional programs). We will soon be offering for high-achieving teens who want and are a good fit for online or virtual therapy. Our therapists are all doctoral-level psychologists.  Depending on the therapist you see, we can offer help with stress and burnout, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, ADHD, and depression as well as vicarious trauma, life transitions, and relationship problems. Learn more about the cost of online therapy on our investment page. Getting the best therapist for your needs no matter where you live and being able to fit it into your busy schedule might be the secret. Online therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for! We use evidence-based treatment methods including ACT, DBT, RO-DBT, CBT, ERP, and trauma-informed therapies.

Please contact our office and request an appointment to hear about the many ways we can help you thrive and be successful in work and life, and hopefully all the way around.


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