The Peaceful Professor helps students and their families have a happier and healthier college experience.

Are you a stressed-out college student?

Or an overwhelmed parent, uncertain how to help?

If so, you’re in the right place!

For over a decade, I served as a university professor.  My time in the classroom made it quite clear there’s an epidemic infecting college and university campuses.  It’s not binge drinking or academic dishonesty.  It’s stress.

The kids are not alright

For many students and their families, a college degree is the ticket to success.  So the pressure starts early and quickly builds as students try to maintain a high GPA, participate in internships, work part-time (some full-time), and have a social life — all with student loan debt looming over their heads.

Students feel they have to constantly hustle in order to succeed and make the most of their tuition dollars.  Unfortunately, taking care of their emotional and physical health typically doesn’t make the cut in their busy schedules.  This leads to chronic stress, sleepless nights, and burnout.

Considering these challenges, it should not surprise us that many students are anxious, depressed, and unhappy

“Finding the joy in learning is impossible when you’re chronically stressed and overwhelmed.”

Supporting stressed-out students

But it’s not simply students who need help. Parents and other family members are partners in their student’s college experience, and this includes their mental health. However, many families lack the skills and knowledge to support their students in productive ways, especially when behavioral health issues arise.

As the parent or family member of a college student, you are walking a precarious tightrope, trying to balance being nurturing with encouraging responsibility and independence.  When your student is struggling, you want to help but perhaps you’re not sure how to be supportive.

I’m here to help!

Together, we will navigate the often bumpy road leading from freshman year to graduation.We’ll build a toolbox of skills, resources, and strategies that will address common “pain points” that can interfere with a student’s success, including:

  • Successfully transitioning to college
  • Managing stress in healthy ways
  • Practicing self-care for mind and body
  • Balancing academics with other competing demands
  • Understanding the “quarter-life crisis”
  • Getting help on and off campus
  • Improving communication between student and family

Are you ready to have a happier and healthier college experience?

Check out my blog, resources page, and social media accounts for helpful, practical advice to make the most out of college.