Whether you are fresh out of high school or a returning college student coming back after many years since your last schooling, college life is an exciting, challenging, and unpredictable experience. Obviously, there are academic pressures, but there are emotional, social, and financial challenges too. Many people also have to balance working and parenting/familial obligations as well. As I recall from my own college experience, there are challenges that arise that can take our focus off of our education. This of course can lead to additional academic issues.
I have extensive training and experience in the counseling setting with many of the major issues that college students are coping with, including:
I am very adept at providing short-term and long-term counseling for college students. While there are many great services on campus for counseling and support, the vast majority of these supports are short-term in nature (for example, most campus counseling centers will provide 4-8 sessions and then look to refer an outside counselor if further counseling is needed)
Having a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), I am no stranger to the pressures and routines of student life.
It is important to note that there are on-campus resources for a limited amount of short-term (and crisis intervention) counseling that can be accessed by students at any of these higher education institutions:
There is help.
Resources are available for students who are coping with a disability or mental health challenges. Academic accommodations are available at your institution. If needed, seek help from your school’s disability services center.
If you are a college student in the Eugene/Springfield area, and feel as though you’re in need of longer term support, I would encourage you to first inquire at your particular institution. There may be resources available to you that are covered as part of your tuition and fees.
However, you will likely find that the counseling services offered are of a short-term nature (often 4-8 sessions). If this is the case, feel free to contact me at 541-852-3093 or at email@example.com.