Whether you are a freshman at Samford, a sophomore at Birmingham-Southern, a junior at Auburn University, or a senior at the University of Alabama, Empower Counseling can help make your second semester better than your first.
College Can Be Tough to Manage
With all you have to do college can be tough to manage. Whether you are an athlete, in the band, a leader in your sorority or fraternity, have a job while in school, or simply have a difficult class load, time management, healthy habits, and discipline are your keys to success. However, college is a difficult place to establish or keep healthy habits. In fact, a college is a place where it is easier to develop unhealthy habits than healthy ones.
No matter what we, our family, and educators do to help us get ready for college, there will most likely be things you have to learn yourself upon arrival.
MAKE THE SECOND SEMESTER BETTER With counseling for college students
Until you go off to school, most of you have not had to worry about obtaining food for yourselves. You have probably had someone at a home shop, prepare, and cook most of your meals. You simply have to show up when the food is ready. Now that you have been in college, I bet you now appreciate the effort, energy, and time you must spend obtaining food and scheduling meals. Before college, you were able to use that time, energy, and effort toward other aspects of your life. Then there is laundry. You might have been the one to do your own laundry at home but everything you needed was right there. You could put a load of clothes in, leave it, and move on to something else. Now, for most of you, laundry is a whole thing.
Going from having help from others in many aspects of your life to now having to use your own mental energy to think about all of the things can be exhausting and overwhelming.
Our brains tend to tell us that everything we have to do is URGENT. It all needs to be done right now. When we think about everything we have to do at once, and become overwhelmed, it is difficult to get started on getting anything accomplished. Overwhelming feeds procrastination. Procrastination fuels anxiety and depression. At first, you may think that you work better under pressure, doing assignments last minute. But the stress involved in having your “to-do” list always hanging over your head and never catching up, leads to anxiety, burnout, and depression.
Mindful and Intentional Planning
At Empower Counseling, we specialize in counseling for college students. We have had many clients come to us from Auburn University, the University of Alabama, Samford University, and Birmingham-Southern College. We understand how difficult college can be. Empower Counseling is a safe, non-judgmental place where we help you have the college experience that you want to have. We don’t tell you what is right for you. We ask. Then we help you get where you want to go. Our Counselors are all trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. This is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy. We will help you learn mindfulness, and change behaviors you would like to change..
We have special methods of time management that have been proven to help students at all levels move away from overwhelm and procrastination, and toward organization and accomplishment.
If you struggle with time management, healthy habits, and discipline, or if you stay overwhelmed, or if anxiety or depression are getting in your way of life, reach out to Empower Counseling today.
BEGIN COUNSELING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN ALABAMA
Starting college can be a scary transition. There is a level of responsibility that previously wasn’t there. Fortunately, counseling for college students can help. We can help you find your way, either in my Birmingham area counseling clinic or online. As caring counselors, we help college students discover who they are and what they want. To start your counseling for college students, follow these steps:
- Contact Empower Counseling to set up an appointment.
- Get to know your new counselor.
- Start your journey toward a more self-confident, clear future
Other Mental Health Services Offered by Empower Counseling
At our Birmingham area counseling clinic, we offer counseling for teens, counseling for college students, young adult counseling, and counseling for professionals. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or a difficult time in life, Empower can help. Call 205-730-6570.