College Counseling

We can help you make the most out of your college experience

College Counseling

We can help you make the most out of your college experience

Do you just need help prioritizing your mental health while juggling college?

  • Has transitioning to college life been hard?
  • Does your new schedule, classes, and responsibility make you anxious?
  • Are you having a hard time dealing with being separated from your friends and family?
  • Feeling overwhelmed with making decisions about your future and goals?
  • Are the demands of your classes causing you distress?
It can be overwhelming and stressful when you feel like you’re having a hard time dealing with all the changes that come with college. College is an exciting milestone. It’s a new chapter in your life that could lead to new friendships, more independence and could be the foundation of your career. However, as exciting as it may be, it can also be challenging to navigate. This new sense of freedom comes with a lot of responsibilities and changes. Some you may feel prepared for, like studying or following a curfew – but others may be hard to adapt to, like handling so many classes without being micromanaged. During your time at college, you’re going to get a glimpse into what being an adult is really about.  And if you don’t know how to manage these changes, it can cause you to feel alone, overwhelmed and negatively impact your mental health. Constantly feeling like you can’t get things under control or feeling as though things aren’t going the way you want can turn what should be an enjoyable and happy experience into a miserable one.

Many students face challenges in colleges

College is an adjustment for everyone. In fact, the 2015 National College Assessment suggested that over 80% of students reported feeling overwhelmed and exhausted with everything they had to do. College is a new environment, and with a new environment comes new obstacles. Within a short window of time after arriving on campus, you have to deal with new schedules, more work than you’re probably used to, and dealing with new relationships. If you don’t know how to navigate this change, you may doubt your ability to handle it or become more worried and stressed than ever before. Being away from home, dealing with academic distress, and lacking healthy relationships can lead to depression, anxiety, and stress. Many students facing difficulty with college life don’t always feel like they have someone they can express their concerns and worries to. It can be hard to let friends know that you are struggling if it seems like they have it all together, and it can be hard to discuss with your family if you feel pressure from them to do well. However, the longer you go without addressing your problems, the more they can begin to snowball into bigger issues and the harder they can become to deal with and manage. In some cases, it can become so difficult that you start considering dropping out. The good news is that with the help of a compassionate, experienced counselor, you can learn how to take care of your mental health and navigate college confidently.

College Counseling Can Help You Regain Control

As a young adult, college challenges are normal, and there aren’t any you’re going through that the JRACC team hasn’t dealt with. Our team specializes in helping students deal with the struggles and hardships that come with college. Whether it’s figuring out how to meet your academic goals or how to deal with being apart from your friends and family, college counseling can help you learn how to adapt, balance, and evolve so you can make the most of your college experience. In our sessions, we’ll address your worries, concerns, and goals. When you work with us, you’ll work with a therapist who has experience working with college students, which can make it easier to identify and work through your struggles. We are a listening ear, and allow you to share all of your experiences and thoughts, then work together to develop a strategy to help get you where you want, mentally and emotionally. You may feel like you are the only one having a hard time. The truth is, everyone has their own personal issues that they’re dealing with. College Counseling with one of the JRACC therapists can help you develop important insights into yourself, your life, and your environment that are impacting your mental health. You have to be confident in yourself and your ability to succeed in every aspect of college life if you’re going to do so. When you let go of self-doubt and believe in your ability to overcome your obstacles and commit to finding a solution, it can completely change your situation for the better. That is why our passionate, encouraging therapists will work with you to help you learn how to prioritize your mental health, balance your studies and life and open up about what you’re going through so you can navigate any problem college throws at you. Even if you feel hopeless or exhausted now, with the help of a supportive and experienced therapist, it is possible to feel heard, understood, and cared about again. You can learn new things about yourself, get a new perspective on this current chapter of your life, and learn new tools to help you have an enjoyable college life.

But You May Still Have Questions About College Counseling

 I Think Counseling Could Help, But I’ve Heard That It  Can Be Expensive?

At JRACC, we accept various types of insurance. Don’t hesitate to contact our office or check out our contact page to learn if we accept your insurance.

How do I know if I need college counseling?

You don’t have to wait until things are bad to seek help. If you feel like you need someone to help you make the most out of your college experience, counseling may be a good resource for you. We can help you with whatever you’re dealing with.

What if things don’t get better after counseling?

Counseling isn’t something that can immediately make things better after a few sessions. Attending counseling sessions is more to help you figure out what you’re feeling, navigate what you’re going through, and come up with solutions to any problems you’re facing. If you feel things aren’t improving even after using the tools and solutions, we come up with, continue to attend, and we’ll figure it out together.

Should I Seek Counseling Because I’m Struggling To Keep Up With My Studies?

Sure! Sometimes your struggle with studies is beyond not getting the material, and it isn’t always something a tutor can solve. Sometimes your mental health can play a role in why you are struggling. At JRACC, we can help you explore what may be causing you distress and what you can do to manage it.

You Can Succeed At College

If you would like to schedule an appointment or discuss any questions you may have regarding college counseling, we are available at 205-722-7294 or send us a message.
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