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Wellbeing, Academic, and Peer Coaching

Eligible* undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are offered individual coaching sessions with a staff member to discuss a variety of topics, such as:

  • Academic Skills (task management, test-taking skills, managing motivation, learning strategies)
  • Emotional Wellbeing (coping skills, managing negative emotions/cultivating positive emotions)
  • Stress Management (stress reduction techniques, time management, goal setting)
  • Self-Efficacy (values strengthening, self-confidence, self-image)
  • Financial Wellbeing (budgeting, credit education, financial goal-setting, saving)
  • Life Transitions (personal, academic, and social changes)
  • Social Support/Relationship Building (community on campus, finding sense of belonging)
  • Personal Health (nutrition, sleep habits)

Our Peer Coaches are also available to meet with undergraduate students to discuss wellbeing topics. Peer coaches do not cover academic skills or financial wellbeing topics.

Academic Skills 

Through academic coaching, students can polish study skills and learn to manage their time in order to apply those skills effectively. While academic coaching is helpful to students who are experiencing academic difficulties, it is also beneficial to anyone who wishes to enhance their academic effectiveness. In addition to the academic coaching topics highlighted above, we also support students around

  • Evidence-based learning strategies and implementation
  • Time management and organizational/study skills
  • Test preparation
  • Writing papers and reports
  • Dissertation block coaching
  • Structure and accountability for long-term independent projects
  • Stress and anxiety due to academic issues

Please bring relevant schoolwork, schedules, books,  and/or planners and calendars to meetings.

Wellbeing Coaching

  • Wellbeing time management (i.e.,creating a healthy morning routine, improving sleep schedule, finding time for self-care)
  • Personal organization (i.e., managing student org responsibilities, cleaning room)
  • Stress and anxiety due to personal and/or social issues (i.e., issues with parents or friends, didn’t get into Greek letter organization)
  • Coping skills
  • Managing negative emotions/cultivating positive emotions
  • Improving self-efficacy
  • Life Transitions (i.e.,personal, familial, and/or social changes)
  • Relationship building/social support
  • Finding sense of belonging
  • Sleep hygiene

*Students are eligible for CSW services if they have paid the Student Health Fee.

In order to connect with a CSW coach or Peer Guide, please email healthydores@vanderbilt.edu or call 615-322-0480.

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