Counseling for College Students
Counseling for College Students in Nashville, TN
You were excited (and a little scared) to go off to college. Of course, you hoped that your hard work in high school would pay off in the form of a great college experience. You pictured new friends, lots of laughs, and excellent grades that would set you up for a successful future.
Now that you have settled into the semester, you are really stressed out. Your classes are tough. And your professors are uncaring. Plus, your parents are constantly asking about your grades. Your plate is really full and you love all of your activities. But there never seems to be enough time.
You want your transcript to be so perfect that you will immediately get a great job that you love. But you are worried about the future. What if you fail this test? And what if you don’t get any job offers? Or you may be worrying “What if I’m still dependent on my parents after graduation?”
College Often Brings On Anxiety
When you come to college, everything changes. The people you spend time with, the workload, and your environment all changed rapidly. Because of all of these changes, many college students start to experience anxiety for the first time.
And to a certain extent, anxiety is normal. But sometimes, our fears can begin to interfere with the life we want. If you have found this page, you are probably already noticing that some things in your life are not working. You might even be wondering if you are struggling with anxiety yourself.
The following signs of anxiety are things you might be noticing. Not everyone experiences anxiety the same way. But if you identify with a few or a lot of the following symptoms, you may benefit from counseling for college students.
- Trouble sleeping or feeling tired often
- Difficulty eating
- Excessive worry
- Stomach problems
- Restlessness or being fidgety
- Irrational fears
- Avoiding social interactions
- Easily irritated or angry
- Attempting to control things to the point of creating conflict
- Panic attacks
Counseling for College Students Can Help With Anxiety
Throughout my time as a therapist for college students, I have found a real passion for helping young adults. Typically, college students who come to counseling are smart, active people that really want to be happy and make something of themselves. But in many cases, anxiety, perfectionism, and stress have held them back in life.
But, I can help. With a decade of experience in working with college students, plus my extensive mental health training, I have helped many young adults overcome anxiety. My expertise has proven to be effective for people that strive to be successful but cannot seem to stop worrying about their future. In our work together, we will sort through the things on your overly full plate to see where tweaks can be made. Utilizing psychoeducation, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a psychodynamic, relational approach we can address:
- Low self-esteem
- Negative self talk
- Time management skills
- How to utilize a support system
- Boundary setting
- Expectation management
- Learning style
- Utilizing your strengths to help you make progress
Reach Out for Anxiety Counseling
Oftentimes, students hesitate to invest in therapy because they think that their problems are not “bad enough.” Sure, it may be true that there are others having a harder time than you. But that doesn’t mean that your experience isn’t valid.
Sometimes, anxiety ramps up because of a stressful event in your life. And sometimes we never find the thing that set your increased anxiety in motion. The good news is, it doesn’t matter where it started. Everyone’s stress and pain is important. And if we are too stressed to take care of ourselves well, how can we expect to be healthy enough to be supportive of anyone else?
Begin Counseling for College Students in Nashville, TN
Contact me today to begin your journey of self-growth and finding freedom from anxiety. Schedule a consultation, then we’ll meet over the phone or video call to get to know each other and identify goals for therapy. I look forward to meeting you!
Online Therapy and Brainspotting for Young Adults in Tennessee experiencing Anxiety
8:00am to 4:00pm
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