When it comes to college, the struggle is real. Kids entering college are not only confronted with a new—and sometimes alien—environment, they also encounter a whole new set of social and emotional stressors. Navigating these changes can be stressful, because this is a huge transition in so many ways and it can be overwhelming.
Finding support and understanding around the challenges your child is facing can be the key to their success, not only academically, but also in their growth as a person. This can be a confusing time for parents, as well, because, while it’s a time for you to step back and let your child explore their interests and spread their wings, you may also see them struggling and, of course, you want to help.
Counseling is a great option, because it offers them support, while growing and maintaining their sense of independence. Most colleges and universities provide counseling services right on campus, but these services are often overtaxed, with too few counselors serving too many students in need. Choosing counseling with an off-campus therapist provides your child with options and opportunities they may not have on campus.
One of college’s biggest challenges is time management. With all the pressure your child is under academically, socially and emotionally they may not recognize they could use some outside support, and, if they do, they may not be able to fit it into their schedule. An effective alternative to traditional face-to-face counseling is online counseling, because it addresses not only the time management issue, but also potential travel restrictions created by not having access to a vehicle or public transportation.
Online counseling affords students the flexibility they may need to fit therapy into their schedule and get the support they’re looking for. At West Hartford Holistic Counseling, we offer counseling for college students seeking guidance in both the traditional in-office format and online. If you or your college-aged child would like to discuss options for counseling, in the office or online, feel free to contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs and set up an appointment.We are accepting new clients and will see you online in the comfort of your own home. We are here to support you in these trying and uncertain times and continuing to offer all of our services, through our secure online connection. Contact us today!