Entering college is a tremendous achievement, but also a tremendous adjustment, not just for the student, but for families and parents as well. While this is a new and exciting time, it is also a time that can bring anxiety, stress and depression. Often the expectations that your college bound student feels and/or places on themselves can be extremely overwhelming and cause them to struggle with being away from home, the fear of facing adulthood alone and have a lack of focus on their studies.
Dr. Lowenthal and her team work with students AND parents as each family attempts to find their comfort and equilibrium in their new and shifting roles. Understanding that the transition to college can be really difficult for many students and families is important. Dr. Lowenthal and her team can help this transition to be a positive experience and to get the most out of this new adventure for both the student, parents and younger siblings as the family dynamics change. Remember…change is NOT a bad thing.
If you or your loved ones are having a hard time – it’s okay! For parents, it is a form of loss, knowing their child has grown and things will forever be different and for some, this reality can be very difficult. For the student, it is both loss – yet exciting as their new life begins! Sadly, most people are embarrassed if they aren’t “having a great time!” or “enjoying the empty nest!” Getting support and counseling can be the best way to move positively through this adventure.