My practice specializes in emerging adult issues, college student mental health and the mental health needs of international students.
Emerging adulthood has been proposed as a new life stage between adolescence and young adulthood, lasting roughly from ages 18 to 25.
Five features make emerging adulthood distinctive: identity explorations, instability, self-focus, feeling in-between adolescence and adulthood, and a sense of broad possibilities for the future.
Data comes from "The Impact of COVID-19 on College Student Well-being," a survey conducted by the Healthy Minds Network and the American College Health Association.
Because of this transitional and complex stage of development, mental health issues often arise or reveal themselves during this time. More and more, we are seeing mental health in college students as an important and valid issue.
Some of these mental health issues affecting college students are: