About the Group

The transition from high school to college can be very exciting. It can also become a challenge for many students. Whether it is making new friends, balancing various demands, creating a new routine, or asking for help, this transition can be demanding.

What is Making the Transition?

Making the Transition is a 6-week program for high school students (rising seniors) preparing for college. Based on research on the challenges of adjusting to a new life in college, as well as clinically proven coping techniques, this group helps students learn how to make connections, overcome fears, manage stress, balance academic and social demands, and succeed in college.

What should I expect?

For Weeks 1-5, group members meet weekly from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Parents are invited to participate on Week 6 to learn how to support their child(ren) in the transition.  The groups will be held on Wednesday evenings, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7, 2019.

What are the benefits of the group?

Making the Transition is a fantastic opportunity to learn how the best strategies to succeed and to connect with other rising college freshman.

What will I learn?

  • Strategies to manage stress
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Approaches for asking for help
  • Methods for balancing demands
  • Ways to connect

Registration & Fees

How do I register?

Registration for Making the Transition will open on December 1, 2018.

How much does it cost to attend?

Making the Transition is $1,250 per person. This covers 6, 2-hour psychoeducation group sessions facilitated by licensed therapists, other guest practitioners, snacks, and all program supplies.

Does insurance cover the program?

We do not accept insurance, although we provide out-of-network invoices, which can be submitted for reimbursement to your insurance provider.

What are accepted forms of payment?

Checks, Cash

What to Bring

What should I bring?

All participants will receive a folder containing materials that will be used throughout the program, which also includes a journal and pen. Snacks and bottled water will also be provided.


Where are the group sessions being held?

The group will meet at Nicola Counseling Services, LLC in Princeton Junction, NJ. 

Cancellations & Conflicts

What if I get sick or can’t attend at the last minute?

Please call to notify us if you have a conflict. Unfortunately, we are not able to reimburse you for the group fees as we pay based on our expected number of participants prior to the group.


Please contact Dr. Widian Nicola at (360) 464-1251 or via email at nicolacounseling@nicolacounselingservices.com should you have any questions.