A photo of the war eagle for Auburn University is displayed. Many students at Auburn University participate in online therapy for college students in Alabama with Empower Counseling for College students in Auburn, AL 36849

Online Therapy for College Students in Alabama at Auburn University

You have been looking forward to going off to college longer than you can remember. Maybe you have been coming to Auburn football games at Jordan-Hare Stadium since you were little – tailgating, walking to Haley Center to buy a t-shirt and rolling Toomer’s Corner after a big win. You have dreamed about what sorority or fraternity you would join we you arrived on campus. Maybe you dreamed instead of being part of athletics at Auburn. Or maybe your dream didn’t include a specific college until your senior year. Then you visited Auburn and knew you wanted to be a part of the Auburn family, yelling “War Eagle” at every kick-off. Either way, you were excited about being on your own, making your own choices. There would be no one there to tell you what to do or what classes to take. Maybe you would live on campus in the Village your freshman year, with a plan to move to The Boulevard, The Avenue, 191 College or The Standard as a Sophomore or Junior. You had dreams of hanging out with friends at Mama Goldberg’s, Taco Mama, Moe’s Barbecue and Little Italy or simple things like grabbing coffee at The Bean.

what college looks like At Auburn this year

Now you are here, and college life is not exactly as you imagined. Getting to make your own decisions has turned into HAVING to make so many decisions. There is so much to navigate and so much stress that goes along with it. You are trying to establish your own identity, outside of your parents, and outside of what society expects of you, but it is difficult. You are trying to navigate relationships. Then, you are expected to choose a major and do well in your classes. You are expected to decide whether to go to graduate school, or decide on what career to enter after college. Everything is changing so fast … your views about others, the world, and yourself. You don’t know who you are or what you believe. You don’t know what you want your future to look like. The highs are higher and the lows are lower. It is hard to know where to turn for help, especially when it looks like everyone else has it together. You are beyond tired. Everything is unclear. It can be so overwhelming.

A female college student is walking outside looking overwhelmed. She is hoping to soon begin counseling for college students in Birmingham, AL with Empower Counseling soon.

this isn’t how you thought your experience at auburn university would go

We understand what a difficult transition college can be. Counseling can be a safe place, one with no judgment or expectations, where you can take a step back and have help examining your thoughts, feelings and options. This Fall, Kathryn Ely, founder of Empower Counseling, wrote an article just for college students in Alabama with 21 tips to help build resilience during COVID-19 and beyond. Check it out and read on for more.

Kathryn Ely, founder of Empower Counseling, has an undergraduate degree, a law degree, and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health, so analyzing and helping to solve problems and re-solve issues is a strength she uses with each Auburn Student who comes to Empower Counseling.

Online therapy For College Students in Alabama May Be the Solution You Are Looking For 

A female college student looks at her laptop smiling. She is about to have a session for online therapy in Alabama with Empower Counseling.

You want specialized counseling for your specific needs but you also need it to fit your schedule and lifestyle. We understand. Online counseling with Empower Counseling may be the solution you are looking for. We specialize in therapy for anxiety, depression, and life transition issues. Transition to college is one of the biggest transitions of your life. We can help you find clarity in who you are and what you want your life to look like. Through the use of secure video chat, we can offer you the same effective counseling you would receive in person without the hassle of driving to Birmingham.

A female college student looks at her laptop smiling. She is about to have a session for online therapy in Alabama with Empower Counseling.

Consideration for online therapy in Alabama

**** Quick Note: Most people don’t know this but you need to see a mental health professional in the state in which you are physically located. This means that if you are living in Auburn, Alabama, you need to see a therapist in the state of Alabama. Empower Counseling is located in Birmingham, Alabama, so we may counsel college students at Auburn University.

The Benefits of Online Therapy for Auburn University Students with Empower Counseling

Choice of  Online Therapist

Research shows us that the most important factor in the success of therapy is your relationship with your therapist. Since you are investing your time and energy in counseling, you need to find the counselor who is right for you. Some areas in Alabama have many therapists to choose from. Other areas present fewer choices. Every counselor is different and practices counseling differently. Online therapy opens up the number of options so you can find the therapist who is the best fit for you. I bring the unique combination of the analytical thinking of a lawyer and the compassionate nature of a counselor to each to each session with every Auburn University student I help.

Convenience: Online Therapy Saves You time

Each session is 50 min. You will not spend any extra time driving to or from counseling, or finding a place to park before and after. (I know how difficult and time consuming parking in Auburn can be.) This way you can easily fit therapy into your schedule once a week.

Kathryn Ely, Online Counselor at Empower Counseling and Coaching in Birmingham, AL. She can help Auburn University students with online counseling in Auburn, AL 36849. Start online counseling for college students in Alabama now!


If you do not have a car, you are sick or injured, or if you have specific needs or challenges, online therapy offers the easiest mode of counseling for you.


You may not want others to know your personal business. Counseling is the smartest choice you can make when you are struggling! But you may think the guys in your fraternity, or the women in your sorority might not all see it the way we do. I get it. One of the benefits of online therapy, is that you can have therapy from the privacy of your dorm room, apartment or house. No one will see you going in or coming out of a therapist’s office.

How Can Online therapy in alabama with Empower Counseling Help Me?

I have helped many college students in the state of Alabama with the following mental health concerns, as wells as, the transition from high school to college, and the transition from college to career or grad school:

Online therapy for Anxiety for Auburn University Students

I treat all forms of anxiety, whether it is test anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, or anxiety around very specific things. ACT is a proven treatment for anxiety that really works.

Counseling for College Students

Online therapy for Depression for Auburn University Students

Depression can be common in college but you do not have to suffer alone any longer. I have experience providing depression counseling and treating the symptoms that come with it.

Online Therapy for Life Transitions and Identity Struggles for Auburn University Students

It can be difficult to figure out who you really are and what direction you want to go. These life transitions can be tough. You are not alone. This is a common issue in college. Therapy for difficult life transitions online can help. There are so many family and societal expectations that it is hard to know what you really think and how you really feel. I can help you find your direction.

Online therapy for Relationship Issues for Auburn University Students

I can help you improve your self-esteem, communication skills, and boundaries so you can be yourself and enjoy the kind of relationships you want to have.

Online therapy for Managing Stress for Auburn University Students

With so many different people placing expectations and demands on you, the stress in college can really mount up. I can help you with skills to manage stress, and healthy habits for good self-care.

With so many different people placing expectations and demands on you, the stress in college can really mount up. Empower Counseling can help you with skills to manage stress, and healthy habits for good self-care.

Online Counseling for Uncertainty about your future for Auburn University Students

Sometimes you feel like you just can’t make that big decision but you don’t know who to turn to for guidance. I can help you determine what you really want your future to look like and together we will create a plan to get you there.

Online Counseling for Grief and Loss for Auburn University Students

It is always difficult to lose someone close to you. But it can feel particularly lonely when you loose someone and you are off at school separated from your family. Empower counseling is a safe space to process your feelings.

Online Counseling for Trauma and Abuse Recovery for Auburn University Students

Almost 2/3 of college students experience sexual harassment. 20-25% of female college students are victims of sexual assault as are 15% of male college students. Even more than 90% of these victims never report the assault. You do not have to face this alone. I am here to help.

Is Online Counseling Effective for Auburn University College Students?

I have helped many college students go from…

  • Being overwhelmed to being calm, deliberate, and organized.
  • Feeling unclear about the future to having a plan for college and your future after college.
  • Experiencing confusion about who you are to knowing exactly who you are and what is important to you.
  • Poor time management to learning how to prioritize and manage all responsibilities.
  • Feeling lost and overwhelmed to having a strong sense of purpose and direction.
  • Wasting time to being intentional, setting, and reaching goals.
  • Lacking confidence and self-worth to being confident in who you are.
  • Struggling to have the kind of relationships they wanted to being confident with clear boundaries.
  • Feeling down and blue or numb, to enjoying life again.
  • Constantly worried or nervous to excited and in control of your life and your future.
A female college student is sitting on the ground smiling. She is feeling much happier after beginning counseling for college students in Birmingham, AL with Empower Counseling.

As an online therapist and former college student, I get It.

I understand how difficult it is to be on your own, trying to find your way. I will help you become clear about who you are, who you want to be, and what you want your life to look like. Then I help you with an action plan to get there!

Why Choose Empower Counseling for Your Online Counseling at Auburn University?

How Empower Counseling Can Help Teens

I have a unique set of skills, along with a proven effective approach to Counseling Auburn University College Students:

As I stated earlier, I have a law degree and practiced for many years before going back to school to obtain my master’s in Clinical Mental Health. I have also helped 2 out of my 3 children through the difficult transition into college and beyond.

As a counselor, I use Acceptance Commitment Therapy. ACT can help you realize what is important to you. By doing so, you’ll see what has been standing in your way. Furthermore, it will bring to the light the actions it will take for you to be the person you want to be. Imagine having the kind of life you want to have, and this is possible with ACT. When you choose Empower Counseling, it is like you are getting counseling and life coaching. Pretty cool, huh?

A group of three friends sit at a table, talking and laughing about life at Auburn University. They are happy with their decision to start online therapy for college students in Alabama with Empower Counseling. Their online therapist in Alabama is able to see them at their college for online therapy for college students in Auburn, AL 36849.

My Role As An Online Therapist

As your counselor, I begin with really listening to what you are going through, and how this is affecting you. Then I help you uncover what is important to you-what you want your life to look like. This might take a little digging, but we will get there. Then, we will examine your strengths, aptitudes, interests, likes, and desires. We will also look at the areas of your life you want to strengthen. As we go through this process, you will notice your self-confidence rising. This happens because you are becoming clear about who you are. Now, you can focus on all that you have to offer and all you can achieve. This is possible once you have a plan.

what’s holding you back from Beginning Online therapy for College Students at Auburn University?

You’re thinking, “I should be able to do this on my own.”

There are two options. The first option: you can continue to struggle to find your way all by your-self. The second option: you can turn to someone for help who can help. I use my years of experience in school (college, graduate school, and law school), life. In addition, I use my work with other college students. So, I’ve done this a few times and have figured out a system. Together, this helps us to develop a plan to get you where you want to go.

After looking at your class schedule, you think “I don’t have time for counseling.”

What you will learn in your 50 minutes a week in session – in office or by video – will save you so much time in the long run. How much time are you wasting being over-whelmed? How about lacking direction? Counseling for college students can help you find your path. It can guide you to the actions necessary to be organized, to prioritize, to set, and reach goals.

A male college student sits in a library looking overwhelmed. He is considering beginning counseling for college students in Alabama with Empower Counseling.

Begin Online Counseling for Auburn University Students in Auburn, AL with Empower Counseling

Starting college can be a scary transition, especially with our new reality. There’s added pressure that wasn’t there before. Fortunately, online therapy for Auburn University college students can help. I can help you find your way, with online counseling for Auburn University Students. As a caring online therapist, I help college students discover who they are and what they want. To start your counseling for college students, follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact Empower Counseling to set up an appointment.
  2. Get to know me as your new online therapist.
  3. Feel confident about your abilities and future.

Other Counseling Services Provided in Alabama

Online therapy for college students at Auburn University is not the only service I provide. I am able to see clients in Birmingham, AL counseling clinic or through online therapy. I provide anxiety therapy, depression counseling, and counseling for difficult life transitions. In therapy, I can also provide counseling for teens to help them with new challenges. In addition, I offer life coaching and healthy technology lifestyles. When you’re ready to get to work, I’m ready to meet you!

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