What are the Mental Health Issues of Female Students in College? : Breaking the Silence

In the vibrant city we know and love, attending college in New York City can be exciting, but at times incredibly stressful and even anxiety-provoking. The combined pressures of academic life, social expectations, and personal growth can sometimes leave one feeling overwhelmed. For many young women, these challenges manifest in various mental health struggles that may require further understanding and support. This may look like:

Liz Yarock’s Psychotherapy sheds light on the importance of Therapy for Women’s Issues in addressing these challenges. Therapy offers a dedicated space for emotional support and self-exploration. Liz Yarock Psychotherapy is passionate about helping young women navigate their college experience with greater confidence and ease.

You may be considering therapy for the first time or resuming it again, either way, it can be helpful to learn about the benefits of psychotherapy. Join me as a women’s issues therapist and let’s delve into the role of Women’s Therapy in NYC in empowering female college students to break the silence surrounding mental health issues and embrace a path toward growth and healing.

Navigating Mental Health Challenges in College: Understanding the Unique Struggles of Young Adult Women

College is a pivotal moment for young women, a major life transition filled with its own unique set of experiences and challenges. As you step onto campus, you are met with a whirlwind of new experiences, from academic pressures, leaving home for the first time, to maintaining friendships at home, while trying to make new friends, it can feel like a lot to juggle all at once. It’s helpful to recognize and understand the common mental health struggles young women face during this transformative period of their lives.

The Academic Pressure

In one’s early 20s, many women find themselves immersed in the rigorous demands of college life. Juggling coursework, internships, and career aspirations can create immense pressure to excel academically. The fear of falling behind or not meeting expectations often weighs heavily. In the environment of a large college classroom, it’s not always easy to get the hands-on help and individualized attention that some students may need to thrive. This lack of personalized support can further exacerbate feelings of isolation and inadequacy, adding an additional layer of challenge to an already demanding academic landscape.

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Friendships and Social Life Exploration

College is a time of social exploration and growth for most 20-year-old girls. It can be exciting to meet new people and develop new friendships. However, navigating social dynamics can also feel overwhelming and at times outright daunting. From making new friends to navigating romantic relationships, there’s often a pressure to fit in, to find your people, and your place. This often leads to feelings of insecurity and uncertainty as you continue to seek authentic connections while simultaneously staying true to yourself. Social anxiety, a common struggle among college women, can cast a shadow over social interactions and hinder genuine connections.

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Balancing Responsibilities

Beyond academics and social pressures, many women also face the challenge of balancing multiple responsibilities. Whether it’s part-time jobs, family obligations, or extracurricular activities, finding time for everything can be a constant struggle. The pressure to excel in every aspect of life can lead to feelings of overwhelm and burnout, especially as you try to meet everyone’s expectations while neglecting your own.


There is a lot of change when it comes to starting college. For women who struggle with change, this may include stress from a different living situation, new relationships, and a shifting sense of identity. Navigating this time of major life transition can be challenging. Moving away from home, adjusting to a new environment, and establishing independence can all trigger feelings of homesickness, loneliness, and uncertainty. Coping with these transitions requires greater resilience and adaptability, as you navigate the ups and downs of college life while staying true to yourself. The bustling city atmosphere can exacerbate feelings of isolation and self-doubt, making it crucial for young women to find a supportive network where they feel truly seen and understood.

Seeking Support: The Importance of Women’s Issues Therapy for College Students in NYC

As a women’s issues therapist in NYC, I’ve witnessed firsthand the challenges young adult women face as they navigate the complexities of college life and early adulthood. My approach is rooted in prioritizing your growth and healing. Together, we’ll focus on what brought you to therapy, and take the time to unpack your story, your unique life situation, and your individual needs. Through a strength-based and self-compassionate lens, we’ll explore your thought patterns, feelings, and behaviors, working to promote a deeper sense of self-understanding and new ways to cope with mental health challenges.

Providing Practical Tools for Everyday Life

In our sessions, we’ll work together to help you develop practical and powerful tools to navigate the everyday stressors that come with college life in NYC. From managing academic pressures to navigating social dynamics, my goal is to help empower you with the needed support and resources to self-soothe, uplift, and center yourself during this unique time in your life.

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Breaking the Stigma: Creating a Culture of Mental Health Awareness on College Campuses

Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health is crucial for creating a supportive and inclusive environment on college campuses in New York City. Beyond working with a women’s issues therapist, students can advocate for their mental health by actively engaging in conversations about mental health awareness and destigmatization. Whether it’s participating in campus events, such as mental health awareness weeks or student-led initiatives focused on promoting mental wellness. You can also advocate for changes in campus policies and practices to better support the mental health needs of all students. This includes increasing access to counseling services or implementing mental health education programs. You can also find additional resources and support at your college counseling center and student disability office.

Therapy for Young Adult Women in New York City: Finding the Right Support System

From the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan to the cozy cafes of Brooklyn, the city offers a unique backdrop for personal growth and self-exploration. Discovering the right support system in NYC can be a transformative step. Whether through women’s therapy, mindfulness practices, or community engagement, there are many resources available to support your mental well-being. Therapy for women in their 20s provides a space to feel heard, supported, and genuinely understood.

My Commitment to Women’s Therapy

I am committed to empowering young women as they navigate the complexities of college life. My treatment approach is warm, collaborative, and culturally sensitive. I provide young women with the tools needed to prioritize their mental well-being and thrive academically, socially, and personally. If you’re ready to begin your healing journey with women’s issues therapy, schedule a consultation with Liz Yarock Psychotherapy today.

Get Started With Therapy for Women’s Issues Today

Take the first step by reaching out to Liz Yarock Psychotherapy to get support in coping throughout your college experience. Together, we can discuss your hopes for treatment and determine whether we’re the right fit. It’s time to prioritize your well-being and mental health. Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Schedule a consultation here.
  2. Read more about my approach.
  3. Begin therapy for women and work with a therapist to navigate the college transition.

Other Services Liz Yarock Psychotherapy Offers

Liz Yarock Psychotherapy offers a range of services to support holistic well-being. From anxiety counseling and life transition therapy to women’s issues therapy, I provide tailored support using evidence-based approaches. I also offer relationship therapy and highly sensitive person therapy. Whatever your needs, I’m here to support you on your journey toward living your most fulfilling and empowered life.

Book a consultation today!

I am happy to offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to help you gain a sense of who I am and my approach to therapy in order to determine if we will work well together.