Counseling for teens 16+, college and graduate students, and early career/young adults. I can see students while they are away at college via telehealth. I am licensed to provide telehealth services in many states outside of PA.
- Anxiety, worry including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, performance/test anxiety
- Problems with peer/family relationships
- Adjustment to changes (new school, family changes)
- Adjustment to challenges of college life or graduate school
- Post-college and early career transitions/adjustment
Adjusting to college life is a big deal. You are out on your own for the first time. Or you are living at home while attending school. Either way, it’s not an easy adjustment. This time in life can come with lots of stress and new challenges.
One stressor is with family life. It’s hard for parents to adjust to their kids becoming more independent. This can mean that when you return home on breaks and in the summer, there’s conflict. Parents revert back to old rules, and may not account for the fact that you’ve gotten used to living more independently. Negotiating your needs with the family can be difficult.
Another stressor is with friends and roommates. These problems are really common. A lot of difficult situations come up. It’s hard not to compare yourself to how peers are doing and be influenced by them. Adjusting to all of this while managing academics is a balancing act.
Time management, developing a routine, managing stress and any anxiety is important to be successful. Anxiety can come up with attending classes, worrying about grades, socializing, and pressure from friends, dating, and family.
There is a lot of pressure on people your age these days. That goes for high school and older students. A lot of students I talk to are overwhelmed by all the commitments they have. With classes, extracurriculars, sports, friendships, new relationships, and family stuff, of course you can feel overwhelmed.
New anxiety and depression can pop up. Maybe anxiety in social situations, loneliness, worry, anxiety about school, friends, or other relationships. Therapy can help you work through all of this. I work with high school, college, and graduate students. We work through the things listed above- strategies for anxiety, sorting through relationship stuff, choosing and adjusting to college, making big decisions, and managing family time. Contact me to get support.
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