It’s the end of August,  heading toward Labor Day, the end of summer and September, which for many means back to school.  For Emerging Adults, it might mean starting Senior Year in High School, nearing the end of the first chapter of your education.  You’ll have a busy year planning for finishing requirements, and moving on to bigger and better things.

For Emerging Adults in College, it might mean the start of a new educational endeavor.  Your a new student in a new place.  You may be a current college student, realizing the rigor of the coursework is stepped up as you move up each year.

For Emerging Adults not planning to attend higher education, it may feel a bit odd.  For the last 12 or so years, you have had the routine of back to school.  This fall you may be moving on to the work world.

For most Emerging adults no matter what is next for you there is a sense of excitement and probably some anxiety toward the unknown things that lie ahead.

You may have moved into an apartment or living in a college dorm. Living independently for the first time.  Lots of Adulting ahead of you.

Since your on this site, I’m assuming you have some emotional challenges or disabilities to manage in addition to the typical challenges most Emerging Adults are Facing.

If this is the case, you may feel alone; wondering who will understand what I’ going through.  Emerging Adult Counseling was created to address the emotional and mental health needs of students just like you.

Through the pages of our website, you will discover many resources that support you in your transition whether to college, career or living independently.  By reviewing our Services Page- How We Help you will be able to find out how to schedule one on one counseling by me, Sue Smith a Counselor/Therapist with nearly 30 years experience working with Emerging Adults, in issues related to Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Social Anxiety and many other Mental Health Challenges that Emerging Adults 18-30 often face.

I can help you with adjustment to college, career or living on your own.  If you live in the East Metro of the Twin Cities you can schedule an in-person consultation in our office for Free.  If you are a College Student and don’t have insurance, I offer a special reduced-cost rate of 75.00  for individual counseling sessions.

If you are in Minnesota but live a distance from White Bear Lake where my office is located, we can meet over a secure online portal similar to Skype.

You can also do the Free Online consultation over the Online Portal if that is more convienent.

We are also offering a COLLEGE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP  from 4:30-6:00 on Monday Evenings.  A Consultation Session is required before attending the group to determine that the group is a good fit for you,  Email Sue Smith at if you would like to schedule a consultation.  More information on the Support Group is available under the pull-down menu under Services.

Another Opportunity you may want o take advantage of during this time of transition is our ADULTING CLASS.   This class is for any emerging adult with or without mental health or disability and is held at White Bear Lake High School from 6:30-8:00.  Through this course  will learn basic cooking, cleaning, budgeting and other money matters, how to choose a career and next steps to get there resume writing and interviewing skills as well as stress management and relaxation skills from Sue Smith and other Experts in the Community.  We do this, because it’s often not what you know, but who you know that determines if your transitions are easy or hard.

Space is limited and to participate you must register through the White Bear Lake Community Education Adult Education website.  Email Sue Smith if you have any questions about the class.

We know that as you make the transitions this Fall, you will likely have lots of questions and concerns.  Emerging Adult Counseling was created to provide support and answers of important life questions.

So yes, Fall and all of Emerging Adulthood will bring on lots of Changes, Choices and Challenges,  You don’t need to go through this alone, figuring things out the hard way.  Seek out Resources you have available from Emerging Adult Counseling or from other resources in your community.

Sue Smith

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