Study Psychologist

The study guidance team includes a study psychologist who is specialised in the psychology of learning, counselling and advising.

Services of the study psychologist

The study psychologist works to enhance motivation, time management, the progression of studies and overall well-being. Together with the study psychologist, you can try to solve issues related to learning or discuss your study goals.

The psychologist is a licensed health care professional. The discussions are confidential and last approximately 45 minutes. Each student is allocated 1-5 visits. Also, students have the possibility of participating in groups led by the study psychologist. The study psychologist’s services are available for all degree students.

When to contact the study psychologist?

The counselling focuses on difficulties with the progression of studies, such as:

  • Issues related to motivation
  • Strength and energy
  • Anxiety (e.g. performance anxiety or participating in group work)
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Study techniques and strategies
  • Difficulties in the writing process
  • Returning to studies after a long break

The student and the psychologist strive to find solutions together, develop study skills, increase functionality and develop new ways of thinking and acting and, thus, enhancing the conditions of studying.

Study psychologist’s workshops

Thesis workshop

University of Vaasa student, stuck with your thesis? Need some help?

Come and try out the thesis workshop! In the workshop, we solve thesis-related problems together, overcome writer’s blocks, give and get peer support and share tips, and above all, speed up the thesis writing process.

When: Thursdays at 4 pm - 5 pm  online (Zoom)

Contact: Ray Ohtonen, Study Psychologist and Niina Sorvari, Information Specialist

More information and link to Zoom: at Tritonias website Thesis workshop

Contact information

Due to the coronavirus situation, the study psychologist’s reception has transferred to Zoom or phone calls.

You can still book an appointment on Moodle or by email. With the study psychologist, you can discuss study-related challenges, such as time management and completing tasks.

Do not hesitate to get in contact.

Ray Ohtonen

Ray Ohtonen

Study Psychologist
University Services, Study and Education Services
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