Online Counseling for College Students in Portland, CT
Are you feeling overwhelmed at college?
College can be an exciting and positive experience, but many students don’t feel they’re well prepared for such a significant step. Once at college, they understandably feel overwhelmed, due to the social and academic pressures, as well as the challenges of living independently, and navigating life with a much smaller–or sometimes distant–support system.
Getting that acceptance letter was the best thing ever.
You thought that, once you were in college, it was going to be much easier. You weren’t going to have overly attentive parents or teachers watching your every move. You were going to finally feel the independence and peace that comes with being a college student in Portland.
College is harder than you thought it would be.
Responsibilities are mounting, people’s demands of you are increasing, your classes are hard and identifying with people in a real way is tougher. This is not at all what you envisioned about the student life. This is not at all what you wanted for yourself.
You didn’t anticipate the difficulty of the labor-intensive assignments. You didn’t realize how much time would be required to get good grades, and you didn’t realize how it’d feel for things to not come as easily as they did in your Portland high school. Isn’t this supposed to be the best time in life?
The exhaustion in college is real!
As the pressure builds, your discomfort kicks in and the hamster wheel runs in your head, keeping you awake at night and playing out worst-case scenarios–failure, loneliness, isolation, embarrassment. The upheaval and feelings of stress and overwhelm are now foremost in your mind and are destroying the self-esteem, happiness and spirit you had when you first received that acceptance letter.
My name is Lindsey and I am a remote therapist for college students.
My goal is to help you manage your distress, anxiety and troubles in ways that can help you have a successful and fulfilling college experience. We will examine the thoughts and feelings that are making you feel like college life is unmanageable, explore strategies and tools that can alleviate the stress that you’re feeling and transform college into what you always wanted it to be.
If you’re ready to learn more about how to feel supported as you navigate your way through the dilemmas of college, please call or email me to set up a free, 15-minute consultation for virtual counseling in Portland, Connecticut. My specialties include online counseling, anxiety counseling, stress management counseling, and counseling for life transitions.