“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