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Adult Psychiatrist for College Students & Young Adults
What College Students & Young Adults Need
Increasing independence contributes to an evolving self-identity as you navigate further education, new relationships and employment. Fluctuating relationships with parents, siblings and friends with challenging shifts in financial responsibilities and professional choices all contribute to the excitement and stress of change.
Challenges College Students & Young Adults Face
Whether transitioning to college, graduate school or searching for employment and entering the work place, this time of life requires high levels of resiliency and forward thinking. Relationships, both romantic and friendships, are shifting and broadening from family, new friends added as well establishing professional interactions with professors, co-workers, and bosses. Frequently undergraduate or graduate school and jobs add a new location with financial responsibilities.
With these challenges come many exciting opportunities for growth and satisfaction that can risk being derailed by temporary or prolong elevated anxiety, mood variability, depression, and/or excessive reliance on substance use.
My Approach as your College or Young Adult Psychiatrist
Treatment options are varied and depend upon your concerns, strengths and vulnerabilities. Psychotherapy may include a more task oriented cognitive behavioral approach and/or exploration of current and prior relationships and events, including trauma, that contribute to current vulnerabilities. A thorough assessment may include contact with current or previous professionals, lab tests, and referral for additional testing. Medications may be discussed if clinical mood or anxiety symptoms are a significant contributor to current concerns. Nutrition, sleep, exercise, mindfulness will be explored as part of your plan to decrease the barriers in achieving your life goals.