At The Dorm, we offer collaborative college readiness support and intensive outpatient mental health treatment programming to help keep students on a path to graduation. We explore options at their academic institution, including their campus counselling centers, to co-create an integrative treatment plan reflective of academic goals and clinical needs.

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We’ve helped thousands of students return to 70 universities
and vocational programs
across the country.

University & College Readiness Support & IOP Treatment at The Dorm


clients at The Dorm return to school
after a leave of absence


clients return to their
original program of study


alumni are now thriving in life as full-time
students or are gainfully employed

Returning to College After a Medical Leave of Absence: One Client’s Experience

“The Dorm helped me feel confident again, to participate in group projects, and even lead discussions in class!”

- Client Alum, 21

We partner with our clients to help support them in building the skill set and toolbox necessary to be successful in independent academic endeavors. In addition to traditional therapeutic interventions, we expose clients to real-life academic and social situations, providing them the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills in real-time.

University & College Readiness Support & IOP Treatment

Academic Assessment

Upon admission, our clients participate in an academic assessment to determine a treatment plan that will put the student on a path to academic success – whether their goal is to stay in school or return to school after taking a leave of absence or therapeutic gap year.

Neuropsychological Testing, Assessments & Accommodations at College

Accurate neuropsychological testing and assessment can be transformative for college students who may need accommodations and specialized assistance. When done correctly, and early, testing can help identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses, support proper intervention and treatment planning and lay the groundwork for academic success.

  • We work with Dr. David Rowe and his team of consultants at United Assessment, one of the country’s most proficient and well-respected providers of quality testing to review and update any necessary assessments with the goal of supporting accommodations.

  • We also work hand-in-hand with deans and campus counseling centers to ensure students are able to access the supports they need. In all aspects of service provision, we consider course of study, times of day and schedules to set up students for success.

Neuropsychological Testing, Assessments & Accommodations at College
University & College Readiness Support & IOP Treatment

College Readiness & Executive Function Skill-Building

Students work closely with our team of clinicians to address and overcome the problems they are having navigating coursework; including problems with concentration, perfectionism, procrastination, social anxiety, and other common challenges that interfere with academic functioning. By helping clients overcome challenges with executive dysfunction with hands-on, realtime skill-building support, they build long-term confidence in their capacity for college life.

Vocational Support, Career Coaching & Job Readiness

In addition to academic goals, we understand the importance of vocational readiness and clear career goals for sustained independence. The Dorm’s job readiness and career support focuses on connecting academic and vocational goals to develop a realistic and motivating plan with our clients.

University & College Readiness Support & IOP Treatment


For clients interested in returning to college after a medical leave of absence, our simulated “Dorm U” college classes offer a safe, supported, and structured place to start.* The goal of this program is to help clients build the momentum, confidence, and skills necessary to succeed in the college or graduate classroom.

Modeled off college and graduate school courses, The Dorm U:

  • Enforces the structure and expectations of university classes and asks participants to adhere to mandatory attendance, complete weekly assignments, complete research, participate in group discussions, and engage in peer presentations.
  • Provides all aspects of matriculated coursework without the high-stakes pressure, offering the skill-building required for successful college class engagement and completion.
  • Encourages skill development around writing, critical analysis, public speaking, in-depth reading, research, time management, original thought, and preparation.
  • Is led by expert academic advisors and/or licensed clinicians with a professional education background and/or expertise in a specific field.
  • Hosts periodic visiting experts in their field for lectures, student visits, and informational interviews.

*The Dorm U courses are not available for college credit.

“In the thick of healing, DormU offers the opportunity to engage in a welcoming learning environment where opinions and personalities can flourish.”

— Sam Coggeshall, LMSW (he/him)

Lead Senior Therapist, The Dorm U Group Facilitator

Sam Coggeshall

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