Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

College Coaching

Coaching is an individualized, one-on-one College Mental Health Education Program for students currently enrolled in college or interested in returning to college in the future.

Program Overview

Students meet with a Coach on a semester basis. Coaching meetings run approximately one hour weekly, and communication is regular and highly encouraged between meetings. Coaching is highly mobile and flexible and can be provided remotely for students who do not live in the Boston area.

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What is Coaching?

Coaching is a solution-focused, hands-on, and collaborative approach to working one on one with young adults to help them thrive in all areas of their well-being. Using a student-centered approach coaching promotes student-driven leadership over their goals as it relates to academics, work, social connections, and their physical, emotional, and environmental wellness. In the coaching process, student and coach are partnering to identify and make progress toward their goals by building skills and supports to help the individual assume or resume their role of choice.

Coaching Program 

  • Mobile: meetings held on site, in the community, and virtually
  • Flexible: support available between meetings via text, phone, and email
  • Comprehensive and student-centered: support for academic, wellness, social, and work-related goals

Learn more about bringing our coaching model to your college, university, or organization. 

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Students interested in working regularly with a College Coach are invited to meet with the College Mental Health Education Program Directors, Chelsea Cobb, and Paul Cherchia to review the coaching model and discuss personal, educational, and wellness interests and goals. 

Formal acceptance letters, along with information to submit a deposit to secure the opportunity to work with a coach, are provided to students invited to join the program. Candidates who are not accepted are referred to other resources and programming that might better meet their current needs.


The fee for one semester of College Coaching is $2,300. For NITEO alumni, the fee is $2,100. We do not work with insurance companies. Financial assistance, through the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, may be available to students and families based on need.

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