ARE YOU READY FOR ADULTING?

 

ARE YOU READY FOR ADULTING?

DID YOU FIND THAT TURNING 18 DIDN’T AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU PREPARED FOR THE CHALLNEGES OF ADULTHOOD – OR ADULTING AS IT’S SOMETIMES CALLED?
Sure, you know the basics required to make it through school, but the real world is a whole new thing! Where do you get support for that?

 

ARE YOU READY FOR ADULTING?

DID YOU FIND THAT TURNING 18 DIDN’T AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU PREPARED FOR THE CHALLNEGES OF ADULTHOOD – OR ADULTING AS IT’S SOMETIMES CALLED?
Sure, you know the basics required to make it through school, but the real world is a whole new thing! Where do you get support for that?


Are you an Emerging Adults with mental health challenges or with disabilities?

If so, Emerging Adult Counseling can help!

In my past life, (or what seems like a lifetime ago), I was a counselor working with students at a community college. In over 25 years, I worked with many students that had mental health challenges or disabilities.  Most of these students did great work and were highly motivated.  However, in many cases, through no fault of their own, they found themselves  sidelined by their complications or set backs in their disabilities or mental health conditions.  Often they came to my office to see what could be done.

Usually they were needing to withdraw from classes because they got so far behind and not wanting to admit this was happening, struggled in silence.  When all that was left to do was withdraw they came to me for help. (a last resort).

I developed a specialty of helping these students find next steps to take and plan for the future, not of dropping out of school but looking at what we could do to prevent this from happening again.  Most often, it was getting the student connected or reconnected with their therapist.  We were able to couple that with reasonable appropriate accommodations from the Access Services office with ongoing therapy.

Having been the Access Coordinator for a time at the college, I knew that the best option for most was a combination of treatment, therapy, and in some cases medication along with college accommodations for their disability condition.

When I refer to Depression, Anxiety or other mental health conditions as a disability I am using the definition of disability from the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The pages in this section and the blog posts related to college for emerging adults will explain this concept in more detail.

If you are a college student with a disability and/or mental health condition, I encourage you to read over the resources provided and invite you to consider if counseling with someone who “gets it”  would be helpful to you.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with me, I am available for Minnesota residents through online counseling/therapy.  I will be opening up to in person visits after we get the all clear with the Covid situation.

 

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Feel free to reach out to me at or at 651-401-3218.

 

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