Mental Health

5 09, 2021

13 Reasons Why It’s OK to Write About Trauma in your College Applications — And How to Do So (a joint post by AdmissionsMom and McNeilAdmissions)

By |2022-06-14T18:02:19+00:00September 5th, 2021|College Essays, Mental Health, Supplemental Essays|5 Comments

Hi everyone. This post is written by me, AdmissionsMom and McNeilAdmissions, TOGETHER. It’s a subject we both care about. We (your dynamic college-consultant duo) took up pens together to write what we believe is the first collaborative advice post in the ...

25 05, 2021

If You’re Feeling Stressed about College Admissions, This Post is For You — My Thoughts about Mindfulness, Mental Health, and College Admissions for Mental Health Awareness Month

By |2021-11-06T05:54:41+00:00May 25th, 2021|Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

I’m gonna be super real with you -- Applying to college is fricking stressful -- and often overwhelming. And it's totally ok and normal to be stressed out. Still, no doubt, there are going to be times when you’re going to ...

9 12, 2020

Seniors, if You Applied Early this fall, it’s Time for Some Emotional Planning. Spoiler: You’re gonna be OK.

By |2021-10-06T04:58:12+00:00December 9th, 2020|College Admissions, College Decisions, Deferral, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Hold on to your hearts: This waiting can be godawful, super stressful, I know. But the cool thing is that if your ED/EA school doesn’t work out, you’re still gonna have lots of great options. I promise. (spoiler alert: even if ...

17 04, 2020

You Can Handle College Admissions and COVID-19 Stress

By |2021-10-06T05:04:09+00:00April 17th, 2020|College Admissions, College Admissions Resources, COVID-19, Gratitude, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

The world is asking a lot of you now.  On top of college admissions, you’ve been thrust into Social Distancing, which is something unprecedented. You’ve never done this before. Your parents haven’t experienced anything like this. Odds are even your grandparents ...

11 02, 2020

My Top Six Tips for Keeping Sane When Your Parents Freak Out About College

By |2021-10-06T05:06:36+00:00February 11th, 2020|College Admissions, College Applications, College Decisions, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness, Parents|0 Comments

One of my goals as an independent college counselor and moderator on r/ApplyingtoCollege is to emulate a warm and affirming yet honest and straightforward presence for kids looking to attend college. I want them to feel like they can trust me ...

24 01, 2020

Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Wind: Why College Admissions Stress Can Be a Good Thing

By |2022-01-20T01:57:07+00:00January 24th, 2020|College Admissions, College Applications, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Last fall, I gave a speech to a crowd of moms with teens either smack-dab in the middle of the college admissions experience or about to embark on that journey. I focused mostly on handling college admissions stress, and I wanted ...