While we often hear the term “college prep” in the context of academics, the student truly prepared for college has a set of skills that will help them succeed socially and emotionally.
I taught at a university for 15 years before embarking on a career in counseling. The biggest trend I saw over that span was a decrease in student agency and well-being. Many of my students were excellent writers and dedicated learners. They could perform academically, but they were… miserable. Many college freshman know how to excel in the classroom, but struggle to navigate the emotional challenges inherent to this unique stage of life.
It’s no secret that Generation Z is one of the most depressed and anxious generations we’ve ever seen. The reasons for this are varied and complex. And yet, the transition from adolescent to adult is still one full of enormous possibility and hope.
Counseling during this unique transition is a gift. It gives young people a chance to explore what they really want from their college experience, and what they really want from life. For life.
Pre-college counseling at Life Lab is an eight-week course of counseling intended for adolescents anywhere between 2-6 months away from starting their first college term. Ready to get scheduled?