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Online counseling for college students at University of Alabama with Empower Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama is just a phone call away.

A recent study of college students shares that 71% of college students surveyed were experiencing increased stress, anxiety, and depression.

Reasons for this increase in anxiety and depression:

  1. Worry about their own health and the health of those they love.

2.   Difficulty concentrating.

3.   Change in sleep patterns.

4.   Fewer social interactions.

5.   Increased worry about performance in school.

It is important for college students, whether attending University of Alabama, Auburn, Birmingham-Southern College or Samford University, to get help with these issues so they can learn and adopt healthy coping strategies to deal with the issues resulting from the pandemic. 

Otherwise, teens and young adults struggling right now could easily adopt poor coping skills that can lead to further problems in the future. Poor coping strategies that will lead to further troubles are drinking, using substances, avoidance, and procrastination.

Begin online counseling for colleges students at the university of alabama with Empower Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama if you are a college student struggling during the pandemic:

First, it is important to recognize that mental health issues are the leading impairment to academic success in college. 

Mental health issues affect concentration, motivation, and interactions with other college students.  

Unfortunately, there is still stigma surrounding mental health that is getting in the way of college students getting the help they desperately need. Despite the increasing need for mental health counseling among college students, only a small number of students who ended up committing suicide ever contacted their school’s counseling center.

It is up to us adults to reach out and check on the mental health of our college students. If it is an option, choose FaceTime over texting or phoning to check in with your college student. 

When you are FaceTiming, pay attention to how your college student looks. Does he or she look the same as you are used to seeing him/her? Or does he or she look more disheveled than usual or like he or she has lost or gained weight? 

If you notice significant differences or change, reach out to Empower Counseling for counseling for college students.

Empower Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama, can help your college student suffering from stress, anxiety, or depression during the pandemic.

Empower Counseling will help your University of Alabama, Auburn University, Birmingham-Southern College, or Samford University student through online or in-person counseling.

Empower Counseling will use proven methods to to uncover and address what is causing your child issues right now. Once uncovered, Kathryn at Empower Counseling will help your college student let go of any all or nothing thinking that is causing her/him distress. 

We will use mindfulness techniques to separate from unhelpful thoughts that are keeping your student distracted and upset. We will focus on creating healthy habits and behaviors, including diet, sleep, technology habits, and exercise. 

Finally, Kathryn will help your college student gain clarity around what he or she wants to accomplish in life and the actions that it will take to get there. 

Reach out to Empower Counseling so that you college student can begin online or in-person counseling today. Reaching out is the most important step. Once you reach out, you can be confident that Empower Counseling will be there to help your child navigate back to her/his happiest and most productive self. 

Empower Counseling offers other services at our Birmingham, Alabama, counseling clinic. Empower offers ACT for anxiety, depression and difficult life transitions for teens, adults and college students.

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