College is insane. College is awesome. But wow, is it hard.

It’s amazing that over 80% of college students are trying to work 20 hours or more, while taking 15 credits or more. It’s high octane, juggling school, work, relationships, family, roommates, and bills, while trying not to think about the school loans and job applications after graduation. No wonder someone wrote a book called “College of the Overwhelmed.” It’s certainly true.

Our director and founder, Scott McKnight, used to counsel college students at a local college and realized there weren’t many counseling options for college students, especially when it has a stigma of being not only expensive and being on campus yet it felt awkward for many students.  Well, not here at 3rdchair. You pay what you can afford. We will never turn you away for not having funds. After all, you are the nation's future.  We need you healthy and whole. Seriously. College is nuts. ALL of the staff here have been there, done that, and are STILL doing that. We survived, and are surviving. With a little help, you can too.

We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it’s somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.
— Colleen Hoover