Counseling for College Students

The time has finally come. You’re going to college.

Moving away from home and living in the dorms is both exciting, and anxiety-producing.

You’re very busy. Going to class, studying, completing homework, and keeping up with your social life can feel overwhelming at times.

stressed college student with her head in her hands by her laptop. She gets counseling for college students in bloomington, IL at bridge to hope counseling 61704

You have been waiting so long to get to go to school. And, you were looking forward to moving into the dorms, being free and independent from your parents, meeting new friends, and taking classes you were actually interested in.  You had this grand idea of what college life was going to look like. Then, then you started college, and things were a lot harder than you thought they’d be.

Now, you’ve realized that it’s not fun to share a bathroom with twenty other people. Your roommate is up all hours of the night and does not clean up after themselves. The peer pressure to go to this party or go to that activity has taken away from your time to study and it’s affecting your grades. Plus, you have joined too many groups and are starting to feel overwhelmed by juggling all of your responsibilities.

You find yourself having to take care of all your needs by yourself. Now, you have to get your own groceries, make food, and do laundry. Your parents don’t take care of those things for you anymore. You may also be trying to navigate the challenges of an adult relationship and the freedom to express yourself fully. Or, if you’re further along in your college career, you may be struggling to choose a major and decide what you want to after you graduate.

Counseling for college students gives you the space to explore these feelings and help you overcome the challenges you’re having as you begin college.

College is a pivotal time in a person’s life. It is a time of self-discovery while growing through the phases of life of a young adult. During this time, you may also be struggling with a variety of mental health concerns.  Here are just a few of the many mental health concerns I help college students tackle in counseling:

In order to help you manage the transition to college, I  use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT will help you focus on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Together, we will find ways to help you cope, including things like exercise, relaxation, and helping you to find a balance between all your activities.

I frequently work with college students from Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Heartland Community College.  I am a 10-minute drive from both universities across the street from the airport.

Begin Counseling for College Students in Bloomington, IL today!

happy college student studies in the library after going to counseling for college students in bloominton, IL at bridge to hope counseling 61704 or in Online, video therapy in IllinoisI am passionate about helping college students cope with the changes they are experiencing as they venture off to school. So, I offer counseling in the Bloomington, IL area, and online therapy in Illinois. To get started, please follow these steps:

  • Contact Bridge to Hope Counseling, LCC by using this link, or call (309)455-5703
  • Talk to me about what therapy services you’re looking for and how I can help during a free-15 minute consultation.
  • Begin the next chapter of your life with courage and conviction, knowing you have what it takes to be happy and successful.

Other Services Offered at Bridge to Hope Counseling:

In addition to counseling for college students, I offer a variety of other counseling services in my Bloomington, IL therapy clinic. Also, I provide online therapy in Illinois. My therapy services include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, counseling for anxiety, depression therapy, therapy for poor self-esteem,  LGBTQIA+ affirming counseling, and counseling for life transitions. I also write blog articles about current mental health issues and concerns. Please reach out to me today to learn more about the many ways I can help you live your life to the fullest!

Bridge to Hope Counseling logo | Bloomington, IL 61704

1012 Ekstam Dr Ste 3
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 455-5703

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