1. Depression and anxiety are on the rise among college students across our country. This is the number one reason of 5 reasons why starting online counseling makes good sense right now.

Numbers are rising even higher since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nearly three-fourths of 18-29 year olds report feeling down, depressed, hopeless or anxious right now. Counseling for Auburn students with Empower Counseling makes good sense right now.

This is a uniquely stressful time. Nothing is as it used to be. We humans are social creatures and it is much more difficult to connect with friends and family. The thoughts, dreams, and expectations you had about your college experience are not being met. There is a sense of loss over what might have been. There is more isolation that ever before, between online learning and quarantines. Using devices to stay connected can lead to fatigue and poor sleep. Internships have either been put on hold or changed dramatically. And the job market does not look the way it used to due to the pandemic. 

I understand. All of these reasons make now the right time for online therapy for Auburn students at Empower Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Here is a list of some of the symptoms of depression in Auburn students:

  • Changes in appetite
  • Withdrawing from activities you used to enjoy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hopelessness
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much

And, here are some symptoms of anxiety that Auburn students are experiencing:

  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense
  • a sense of impending doom
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Uncontrollable worry

Depression and anxiety are treatable by online counseling for Auburn students with Empower Counseling.

Although it is so easy to do, situations are made worse by worrying about things that are beyond our control.

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.

Therapy for college students in Auburn with Empower Counseling can help. 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. 

Therapy for college students in Auburn with Empower Counseling is not just a bandaid to help you feel better in the short term. Online therapy for Auburn students with Empower Counseling can help equip you with tools for a happier life.

2. Going from living at home to being on your own can be a difficult life transition for Auburn students.

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 are having difficulty with the lack of structure in your life. Maybe you are struggling with this transition. Maybe you don’t feel equipped. Once again, this is completely understandable. Empower Counseling can help through online counseling for Auburn students.

3. College students are searching where they want to go in life and who they are. 

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 with online therapy for Auburn students. 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. Online counseling for Auburn students with Empower Counseling in Birmingham, Alabama will help you develop the tools for long-term results.

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. Everything about life looks different right now.

We all have pictures that we hold tightly in our minds about how we want our lives to look or how they are are supposed to look. When our actual experiences don’t match these pictures, we can become sad, depressed, upset or anxious. This is happening right now more than ever. Empower Counseling provides online therapy for Auburn students to 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 different possibilities. When our minds get stuck in all-or-nothing thinking, we miss so many possible options, that could make our lives more enjoyable. Online counseling for Auburn University 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 experience effective online counseling for Auburn students with Empower Counseling according to your schedule and in the privacy of your own home.

In a perfect world, everyone would understand and accept that going to counseling does NOT mean there is anything wrong with you. Instead what 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. Choosing online therapy for college students in Auburn with Empower Counseling 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 therapy for college students in Auburn 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 online counseling for Auburn students with Empower Counseling for help. Get back on track toward the life you want.

Empower Counseling offers other mental health services through online counseling and in person counseling in Birmingham, Alabama.

There are many other services in my Birmingham, AL counseling clinic.

Life is messy. Unexpected things happen that we are not ready for. When this happens, we often feel unprepared. Luckily, my counseling clinic in Birmingham, Alabama can help. I offer treatment for anxiety, depression, and difficult life transitions. I addition to providing counseling for college students, I provide counseling for teens, young adults, and professionals. When you are ready to stop going it alone, reach out to me for help.

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