College Student Therapy
For some students, embarking on their college career not only provides new opportunities, but new emotional and social challenges they may find difficult to meet on their own. Parents concerned about changes in their college student's behavior or mood may experience frustration and a sense of helplessness in trying to help their student navigate these challenges from a distance.
Many parents realize that their student needs the guidance of a trusted adult, yet they also know that they cannot always be that person, either because of geographical distance or their student's desire for independence from them. The therapists at Fayetteville Psychotherapy Associates have provided that trusted guidance for many university students and their families.
Our practice, located within walking distance of the University of Arkansas campus since 2000, has provided a private, caring, and supportive environment for students experiencing struggles as they transitioned through college life and into early adulthood.
- They observe worrisome mood or behavior changes in their student (such as signs of depression or anxiety)
- Their student's academic performance faulters
- Homesickness jeapordizes the student's ongoing educational progress
- Signs of problem drinking/ DUIs/ substance use appear
- Signs of an eating disorder appear
- Their student has difficulty adjusting socially in the college environment
- The student's difficulties in romantic and/or sexual relationships interfere with their academic pursuits
- The student is struggling to overcome the loss of a friend or loved one
- The impact of parents' divorce or marital difficulties surfaces more powerfully for the student while they are on their own at college
- The student seems to be "lost" regarding a sense of direction and career goals
- The student is questioning the meaning of life and the religious and spiritual values with which they were raised