- Anxiety and Depression is on the rise due to Covid-19.
Nearly three-fourths of 18-29 year olds report feeling down, depressed, hopeless or anxious right now. Online counseling for University of Alabama students with Empower Counseling makes good sense right now.
That is understandable.
Nothing is as it used to be. It is a uniquely stressful time. You are not able to experience the level of connectedness with friends that you are normally able to experience. The picture you have of what college should be is not matching up with what your actual experience right now, which creates a struggle and a sense of loss. There is much more isolation, between online learning and quarantines. Using smartphones and other devises to stay connected can cause poorer sleep. Internships have been put on hold or changed. And if you are close to graduating, you may be worried about the job market.
Symtoms of depression in University of Alabama college students are:
– Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
- Changes in appetite
- Withdrawing from activities you used to enjoy
- Difficulty concentrating
Symptoms of anxiety in University of Alabama students:
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense
- Having a sense of impending doom
- Trouble concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Uncontrollable worry
Empower Counseling can help you focus on the areas of your life that are within your control and let go of worry about all of the areas of life that are not within your control. When you focus on what you can control and let go of what you can’t control, your level of anxiety, depression or despair all go down.
Don’t let stigma keep you from reaching out and receiving the help you need during this difficult time. It does not have to be so hard. You can receiving counseling for depression or anxiety through online video counseling in the privacy of your dorm, apartment or house.
Counseling for University of Alabama students with Empower Counseling can help equip you with tools for a happier life.
- College is a time when students are searching for who they are and where they want to go in life.
College is all about moving from following the rules, traditions, and expectations of others, to figuring out who you are and who you want to be. This can be scary, especially when you are undecided, just not sure who you are. You are not alone. Many feel this way in college. Empower Counseling can help. We will examine all of the major areas of your life to uncover what you value and who you want to be. Then we will consider the actions that will take you there, providing clarity and developing decisiveness about what you want your life to look like.
- Going from living at home to being on your own is a difficult life transition.
The transition from living at home to being on your own in college is huge. You have always lived with others, all of your needs taken care of, clear rules to follow, and guidance when needed. Now you are expected to completely and totally care for yourself, and keep your own schedule. Maybe you don’t feel equipped. Maybe you are having difficulty with the lack of structure in your life. Maybe you are struggling with this transition. Once again, this is completely understandable.
Empower Counseling can help you find clarity about what your goals are for college and help you determine what it will take to get there. Whether it is developing healthy habits, coping skills, a structured schedule, or developing confidence in yourself that you can actually do this, Empower Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama is here for you.
4. Life looks different right now.
We all have pictures in our mind about how our lives are supposed to look. When our actual experiences don’t match these pictures, we become anxious, sad, depressed or upset. This is happening right now more than ever. Empower Counseling can help you establish a more flexible picture of what life can and should be right now. Often times we can get stuck in black and white or all-or-nothing thinking, and it is hard to see all of the shades of grey. When our minds get stuck in all-or-nothing thinking, we miss so many possible options in between, that could make our lives more enjoyable. Counseling for University of Alabama students with Empower Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama, can help you move away from all-or-nothing thinking and move toward psychological flexibility. When you have psychological flexibility you will be able to bend instead of break when times are difficult. You can also come up with many acceptable options for yourself, instead of being stuck in extremes.
5. You can go to counseling according to your schedule and in the privacy of your own home.
I would like for everyone in the world to understand and accept that going to counseling does NOT mean there is anything wrong with you. It does mean that you are making a smart, mature choice to make your life better instead of letting it get more our of hand. It means that you have a much better chance of getting to a place in which your are enjoying college and your life much more than ever before. Going to counseling shows strength rather than weakness. However, I know that many are fearful of others finding out that they have reached out for help. Empower Counseling will protect your privacy. If you choose online counseling with Empower Counseling, no one will see you come and go from the counseling office. You will be able to receive effective counseling from the privacy of your own home.
So, if you are not enjoying your life like you used to, if you are struggling with your daily tasks, you do not have to continue to struggle anymore. Begin counseling for University of Alabama students with Empower Counseling for help. Get back on track toward the life you want.
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I get it. You’re doing the best you can right now. It seems like the world is plotting against you. While I can’t change the universe’s intentions, I can provide you support as a counselor. I offer services in my Birmingham, AL counseling clinic. Additionally, I offer online counseling in Alabama. I provide depression counseling and anxiety counseling. To help navigate new challenges, I provide counseling for teens and college students. In addition, I offer life transitions counseling and life coaching. To address the unique challenges of the early 20’s, I provide counseling for young adults.