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COLLEGE STUDENTS

Be easy. Take your time. You are coming home to yourself.

Nayirah Waheed

 

Being a college student is overwhelming. You have freedom; you’re excited. But you’re also more stressed than you’ve ever been in your entire life. You may avoid your responsibilities because you don’t know where to start. You’re juggling school, work, dating and wondering what the future holds. Your parents, friends and professors all have opinions about how you should be spending your time. It feels like every decision you make right now will affect the rest of your life. All of this adds up to a lot of pressure and little certainty.

Therapy is a good place to learn how to be calm and thoughtful as you make decisions and learn behaviors that serve your own best interests. It may feel like other people are the boss of your life, but therapy can help you feel in control. As a person in my thirties I’m young enough to remember all of those intense feelings of our twenties, but old enough to know what I wish I knew then. Your path is your own, but I can be a nonjudgmental resource so you don’t have to figure things out alone.

Contact me if you’d like to spend some time setting yourself up for success. You can learn skills to take care of yourself, feel more confident and promote your mental health. Your efforts in therapy now will serve you the rest of your life. This makes it a great time to stop avoiding an underlying worry and get support.