College and young adulthood can be really fun and exciting. You finally get to make your own decisions, leave the nest, get your own apartment (usually with roommates), develop new friendships and maybe start dating.
At the same time, things can get super stressful, hard and overwhelming. Some of the main challenges I often address when working with college students and young adults include: Depression and loneliness; Anxiety about how to manage school or work responsibilities; Substance use/abuse; Sexual and gender identity issues and, Relationship challenges with roommates, friends, partners, and family members.
You believed that once you “grew up” you could finally leave behind painful memories from childhood and create a “new you”. Maybe you even succeeded in some areas of your life. I applaud you for that! Seriously it’s not easy. But at some point, you realized that the stuff that happened to you, whether you thought it was big or small, is getting in your way of being happy. You may have challenges with trusting yourself, not feeling so fricking anxious, or keeping a relationship you really want. I know what it’s like. I’ve been through it myself and have worked with many young adults over the years struggling to overcome pain.
The good news is that with counseling and personal growth work, things do get better. If you understand how your past is influencing your present challenges and work through it, you can finally create a new version of yourself. This “new you” will be more mature, integrated, stronger and better able to set good boundaries and make healthy life decisions. Let’s work together to help you create the life you really want.