Individual well-being advising
Confidential conversations with a mental health providers and well-being experts who can support you in managing current stressors and addressing barriers to your success
At the OITE we understand that wellness is not just the absence of illness; it's a dynamic state of balance that encompasses various aspects of life. Our licensed mental health providers are here to provide personalized guidance and support as you navigate the complexities of your work and life. We empower you to make informed choices that align with your unique goals and values.
We appreciate the complexity of being a trainee or fellow at NIH and will provide confidential guidance unless we have concerns about your immediate safety. At times we will encourage you to talk with others who can provide guidance or resources, and we will support you through the process of advocating for yourself. In other words, we will help you expand your comfort zone in setting boundaries and tackling challenging situations.
Whether you're aiming to manage stress, improve sleep, enhance your fitness level, sort out issues at home that are influencing your work, discuss issues within your research group or with your PI, talk about application stress, or cultivate a more positive mindset our advisors are here for you.
Here's what you can expect from our well-being advising program:
- Personalized Assessment: Our advisors begin by getting to know you, your well-being history, lifestyle, and aspirations. This thorough understanding forms the foundation of your personalized wellness plan.
- Goal Setting: Together, you and your advisor will establish realistic and achievable wellness goals. These goals serve as milestones throughout your wellness journey, keeping you motivated and focused.
- Expert Guidance: Drawing from their extensive expertise, our advisors provide evidence-based recommendations and strategies that encompass mindfulness, emotion regulation techniques, and more.
- Referrals and Ongoing Support: Wellness is an ongoing process, and our advisors are here to offer consistent support and encouragement. While we do not offer therapy, one of the important things we do is help you find therapists and physicians in your local community to provide deeper support.
We meet with trainees in-person and via NIH Zoom; Email us for information and to make an appointment.