• The Freshman 16 Workshop

    Crush your first college semester.

  • About The Workshop

    Every student entering into college needs this workshop, because a college acceptance letter does not guarantee college readiness. No standardized test or high school class prepares students for a 16-week college semester.


    In fact:

    • 30% of first year college students do not return for their second year
    • Over 50% who start college never graduate
    • Over 40% of college students are challenged by anxiety
    • Over 80% report feeling overwhelmed

    This is preventable. Adjusting to college is challenging - it's the first time a student is truly on their own, and responsible for their day-to-day activities, while trying to succeed in this high pressure, new college world.


    Preparing for college requires psychological tools and skills - both of which are easy to attain, with the right guidance, and can make or break the college experience. Dr. Joel brings over 15 years of experience working with college students, including 12 years serving as Staff Psychologist, Coordinator of Alcohol & Other Drug Services, Sport Psychology Consultant, and Associate Director of Counseling Services on 3 campuses. Dr. Joel has counseled, advised, and mentored thousands of college students.


    Dr. Joel's unique, effective workshop helps students gain an edge by arriving on campus ready and confident to:

    • Adjust to new academic & social challenges
    • Cope with anxiety & stress
    • Design a semester success plan
    • Choose the right major & career path
    • Develop time management & organization strategies
    • Build resilience to adversity & failure
    • Combat depression
    • Maintain peak performance
    • Increase key emotional intelligence & career skills 
    • Recognize & utilize key campus resources

    Dr. Joel hosts the two session (3 hour) workshop conveniently through Zoom, so students can learn to increase college readiness from any location.

  • Workshop Details

    Two (90 minute Zoom sessions)

    Session 1: Monday May 4th 8:00 - 9:30 pm

    Session 2: Tuesday May 5th 8:00 - 9:30 pm

    Session 1: 90 Minutes

    Get to Campus with Confidence

    Tackle the first 2 weeks.

    Core skills for a successful first semester.

    Troubleshooting challenges & the value of asking for help.

    College mental health: coping with anxiety & depression.

    Key career skills no matter your college major.

    Open Q & A with Dr. Joel.

    Session 2: 90 Minutes

    Designing Your Semester Success Plan

    Alcohol, drugs & $30,000 parties.

    Time management & organization strategies that work.

    Handling toxic relationships.

    Partnering with parents.

    The success mindset to max out your college investment.

    Open Q & A with Dr. Joel.

  • Register Your Student Now

    The Freshman 16 Workshop!
    The Freshman 16 Workshop!
    Dr. Joel hosts this 3 hour workshop for high school seniors (and parents) to increase confidence and take the anxiety out of adjusting to college.

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