Transitioning Back Home for the Summer:
Tips from a Therapist

By Molly Stackhouse

As a therapist, I often hear from my clients who are college students about the difficulty they experience in transitioning back and forth between college life and home during the summer break. It's a time of both excitement and stress, as they leave behind the independence and freedom of college life and return to the structure and routine of living with their families. If you're experiencing this, know that you're not alone. This transition can be challenging for many college students. Here are some tips to help make the adjustment easier:

Remember, the summer break can be a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones and recharge before heading back to college. By setting realistic expectations, communicating openly, keeping a routine, staying connected with friends, and taking care of yourself, you can make the transition back and forth a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Southern Maryland Mental Health has immediate availability for telehealth appointments. Schedule your free consultation today!

Molly Stackhouse is a therapist located in Calvert County, Maryland.  She owns a private practice located in Southern Maryland where she specializes in working with adolescents adults who experience panic attacks. Additionally, she has a strong understanding of the different types of trauma and the different ways that people respond to trauma. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting. Additionally, she is a nationally certified school psychologist. If you are interested in services, use the link here
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