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Occupational Therapy Services

Book an appointment on the Student Health Portal,
call (626) 395-8331, or come in to make an appointment
Summer: Continuing to offer sessions remotely via Zoom
Occupations are all the things you occupy your time with (not just your job)! Occupational Therapy Services works to provide students with concrete and practical strategies they can put into practice toward achieving their desired goals. If you're looking to make a healthier lifestyle change, then we're your resource! Services are available to all eligible enrolled Caltech students and are NOT dependent on enrollment in any insurance plan.

Common Topics Include:

  • Time management and productivity
  • Planning and organization
  • Procrastination
  • Getting better sleep
  • Low motivation

Occupational therapy is NOT counseling. Read about the difference!

Location:
Currently operating remotely!
(626) 395-8331

Hours of Service:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Institute Holidays

News and Announcements

Occupational therapy isn't the same as counseling! How do I know which one is right for me?

An occupational therapist would be able to offer guidance by:

  • Optimizing day-to-day habits and routines
  • Creating short-term & long-term goals and maintaining accountability
  • Focusing on solutions by using activity analysis to recognize dysfunctional patterns
  • Developing pragmatic skills to create balance
  • Collecting data — sleep, time use
  • Focusing on individual strengths, untapped potential, and then link to action
  • Evaluating holistically — focusing on many dimensions of wellness

A counselor, on the other hand, focuses their conversation on ways to:

  • Recover from past traumas and cope with distress
  • Explore past relationships to improve self-concept and self-esteem
  • Work through underlying psychological issues that affect ability to function
  • Guiding people towards flexibility and responsiveness
  • Emotional integration and regulation
  • Awareness of the past in order to promote insight and healing

What we have in common:

  • Individualized and client-centered
  • Scientifically driven, evidence-based
  • Defined goals

Remember, you are not limited to one therapy or the other. You may utilize both services to address the same problem as the different frameworks and methodologies of each profession can complement each other.

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Hours
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
1239 Arden Rd.
Mail Code 1-8
Pasadena, California 91125
Health (626) 395-6393 | Counseling (626) 395-8331
(626) 585-1522