Graduating from high school and leaving home to start college is one of the most exciting parts of life. So many memories of that summer after graduation are seared into my memory, and most of them are centered around my preparations to leave the Midwest and embark on my college adventure in Florida. It’s a time of newfound independence, self-discovery, and academic growth.
However, as exciting as that newfound independence, self-discovery and growth can be, the transition can also be extremely overwhelming. Many new college students grapple with the adjustment, myself included. In fact, my first time seeing a counselor was during my freshman year for that very reason. In this blog post, we’ll explore what college students can do to adapt to their new life stage and how counseling can be a valuable resource in this journey.(more…)