Every year, nearly 60 million students take part in the back-to-school rush. As each summer draws to a close, there’s a mix of anticipation and excitement for many students, while other students could think of better ways to spend the next 180 school days. Regardless of desire, ability, or commitment to be at school, there’s a lot of pressure on students!
How is Your Student Handling the Pressure?
Students are exposed to more opportunities than ever before. They’re also exposed to more dangers. Beyond the drugs, alcohol, and relationships, students struggle with mental health issues, too. Family wealth and social class do little to spare students from facing serious emotional and mental health issues, some of which can become debilitation and last a lifetime. Students are pressured to excel academically. Athletes are expected to perform at the highest level on the field or court. The pressure is real and for some students, it’s unbearable.
Should My Child See a Therapist?
If you’re asking this question, you’re in the right place. Your child deserves to live a happy, meaningful, and fulfilled life. If something is preventing him or her from any of these things, don’t wait – get help now! Although you may not be able to pinpoint this issue (your student may not be able to either), a highly trained, licensed therapist can help you and your student gain a positive perspective and find healing. (Searching for therapist? Call (864) 952-4048)
Sometimes, students experience normal struggles. It’s part of their development – part of the process of moving from childhood to adulthood. Students can be moody, anxious, discouraged, and experience relationship issues – these things are common. However, if any of these issues become persistent, counseling for your student may help him or her learn from their experiences and develop healthy tools for dealing with difficult circumstances. Other considerations for student counseling include:
- Excessive worry
- Difficulty making friends
- Anxiety in social settings
- Comments such as, “I wish I wasn’t here,” or “no one would miss me”
- Significant changes in sleep or appetite
- Self-harm (cutting, pulling hair, picking skin)
- Loss of confidence
- Negative self-speak
- Withdrawal from family and/or friends
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Anger outbursts
Where Can I Find Help for My Student?
Thriveworks Counseling for Students in Greenville, SC is here to help. We understand that students have mental health needs, too. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, or educator, we know you want the best for your student. After all, today’s students are the leaders of tomorrow. An investment in their mental health is an investment in the future – and it’s worth it!
Thriveworks offers counseling for students at affordable rates and at convenient times. Most major insurance plans are accepted. We know that your student is in school during the day. Their education is important and that’s why we offer night and weekend times – so they don’t have to miss school to meet with their counselor. We offer counseling services for students of all ages, as well as individuals and families. Plus, there’s no long wait list for an appointment. You can get the help that your student needs now!
Students from all school systems are welcome – public, private, and home-school. We offer the following services in Greenville, SC and the surrounding communities:
- Counseling for athletes / Sports counseling
- Stress counseling
- Anxiety counseling
- Depression counseling
- Counseling for eating disorders
- Trauma counseling
- Relationship counseling
- Bullying counseling
- Counseling for video game addiction
- Grief counseling
- Career coaching
- and much more
At Thriveworks Counseling for Students, we believe that your student can thrive and we can help. Call to schedule an appointment today. (864) 952-4048