Counseling for College Students

Are you struggling with balancing your academic and social life?
Are you having problems meeting new friends, getting along with roommates, or having difficulty fitting in?
Does thinking about life after college leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed?

College may be the first time you’ve ventured into the world to test the waters of independence. It may seem like other students are adjusting perfectly to their new lifestyle – the Greek life organizations, sports, clubs, and parties…while you’re struggling to find balance. Feeling alone only makes the transition that much harder.

By now, you probably thought you would have all the answers – to find a major you love and graduate with a clear image of what your future would look like. While it’s great when that happens, the majority of students leave college feeling more uncertain than ever. This causes students to feel anxious, depressed, empty, and isolated. Don’t worry: You are not alone.

When you’re diving into college, missing your family, friends, or hometown is expected. You may feel nervous about an upcoming test or unsure what the future holds. These are completely normal feelings to have – But if they prevent you from enjoying your day-to-day life, something more serious may be going on.

 

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Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in College Students

You might be experiencing…

  • Feeling depressed, low, or “empty” on a persistent basis
  • No longer finding pleasure in activities that you used to love
  • Falling behind in your schoolwork
  • Excessive drug or alcohol use
  • Low self-esteem or body image
  • Feeling hopeless about the future
  • Physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches
  • Changes in your appetite or weight
  • Thoughts of suicide and self-harm

Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in College Students

You might be experiencing…

  • Feeling depressed, low, or “empty” on a persistent basis
  • No longer finding pleasure in activities that you used to love
  • Falling behind in your schoolwork
  • Excessive drug or alcohol use
  • Low self-esteem or body image
  • Feeling hopeless about the future
  • Physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches
  • Changes in your appetite or weight
  • Thoughts of suicide and self-harm

Counseling for College Students is a Proven Way to Help

A lot of people feel nervous or unsure about going to counseling – thist is completely normal! Try to keep in mind that anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are extremely common on college campuses, and that counseling is a proven tool to assist you in feeling better.

Unfortunately, understaffed facilities and low budgets mean that not every college has the resources you need. For schools that do offer counseling, you may feel self-conscious about seeking mental health services on campus. This is normal, and we understand that some students would rather experience therapy in a comfortable, private environment.

We have a team of highly qualified professionals, who are passionate about working with students in your position. Our staff has a diverse set of specialties to help each client overcome what they’re going through. We strive to understand you as an individual, and believe it’s important to provide a judgment-free, compassionate environment that fosters emotional and personal growth.

Counseling Can Help You Through a Variety of Difficult Situations

Our team is here to help meet the mental health needs of college students in the St. Petersburg, FL area and want you to have the positive, enriching, and fulfilling college experience that you deserve. We are active members in our St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay college community and hold great relationships with faculty and staff. Rest assured you’ll be taken care in case your circumstances ever require accommodations and you would like for us to advocate on your behalf. We’ve got your back.

In addition to helping college students in the St. Pete area, we also provide remote telephone or video sessions via HIPAA compliant video services similar to FaceTime so that no matter where you are you are in the country, you can still have your regular therapy sessions for when you go back to college. Face to face is always best but in times of emergency, it’s always nice to know you can give us a call at any time no matter how far away you are from home so that you can get the support and care that you need. Call McNulty Counseling at today and schedule your free phone consultation, 727-344-9867.

Counseling Can Help You Through a Variety of Difficult Situations

Our team is here to support the college students of St. Petersburg, Floridia. We want you to have a positive, enriching, and fulfilling college experience because you deserve it. We are active members in our St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay college community, and hold great relationships with faculty and staff. 

In addition to helping college students in the St. Petersburg area, we also provide remote telephone or video sessions. These sessions are safe and HIPAA compliant. This means that no matter where you are, you can still have regular therapy sessions when you need it. It is important to us that the support and care you need is always available. 

Call McNulty Counseling today and schedule your free phone consultation, 727-344-9867.

 

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