College is a time when you are learning and growing. You're exploring new relationships, navigating unfamiliar experiences, and claiming your independence in the world. This time is supposed to be empowering and life-changing. However, this change can also take its toll on your mental health. With the added pressure of succeeding in school, college can easily become a place of imbalance, confusion, and anxiety.
It's a balancing act consisting of your personal life and academics, and a social life that requires constant attention. You're meeting new people, trying to cultivate new friendships, and making a good impression. That is a lot of pressure. Sometimes, you may feel left out, not included in something with friends, or not chosen for a club or other social group. It can be hard to not take these rejections personally, and it can make you feel even more isolated.
Maybe you're having a difficult time staying motivated with completing assignments or anything related to your education. You feel like you can't keep up with the work due to all your commitments. There are so many classes and study groups that you have to attend along with being in a sorority or fraternity and trying to make new friends. It's a lot for somebody who isn't used to managing their time so efficiently or juggling this many commitments.
Or, you're a parent who has noticed their college student has been struggling more than usual. You know they're trying to make sense of this new phase in their lives, but it seems like it has been a major challenge. You just want to do whatever it takes to help them, but you're not sure what that is.
Just like college, post-grad is another big transition. You can feel overwhelmed with the pressure of pursuing your career, finding a job, and making decisions about your future. You may have anxiety over "what's next" and feel uncertain of the direction you want to take.
You are the expert of your own experience. As your allies, we are here to provide a safe space for you to explore and process your life experience so that you can make empowered decisions and move forward. So you can break free from habits and negative thought patterns that are not serving you during this college transition. You are capable of handling the pressures of college and we are here to help you work through it.
At Manhattan Wellness, our young adult therapists are authentic and work with clients to build helpful and healthy coping mechanisms. We will work with you on finding ways to motivate yourself and utilizing your current strengths and accessing potential resources to meet your goals. Our therapists have worked with many college students overwhelmed by balancing all aspects of college and feeling lost in their newfound independence. But, once they started counseling for college students, they have been able to motivate themselves, set goals, and gain the confidence to move forward in their lives.
College can be a time filled with many unknowns and life transitions. Our Manhattan therapists are here to help you feel supported and heard during this period. We pride ourselves on creating an environment that is warm and inviting, so you can feel empowered to tackle the challenges and transitions college brings. You can break through any barriers holding you back, and our therapists will be there to clear the path.
At Manhattan Wellness, we believe in a direct, humanistic, and solution-focused approach that focuses on the individual, their experiences, and their motivations. We take the time to get to know our clients to create effective techniques tailored to their specific needs and interests. From helping clients to build helpful and healthy coping mechanisms to goal setting and vision planning for their future. We want you to be able to navigate the emotions that come up with navigating college life.
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Our therapists understand that college life can come with its own set of challenges, but that you may also benefit from other forms of therapy. We offer a variety of services to ensure you get the support, care, and guidance necessary to reach your end goals. The therapy services we offer are Self-Esteem Counseling, Anxiety Treatment, Dating/Relationship Counseling, Therapy for Women, and more. Are you feel like you're not living the life you want and need to make changes? Let's talk about it.