Free Resources for Young Adults and Families from Lilley Consulting
Joanna Lilley, MA, NCC, of Lilley Consulting, a solo practitioner and expert working with Generation Z and their families, provides countless free resources. As a highly specialized therapeutic consultant and gap year expert, she spent the 2020 lockdown creating and expanding varying types of content including a Mental Health Resource Guide for Parents of College Students, a Psychiatric Advanced Directive Guide for Parents of College Students, and podcasts, articles, and blogs.
In 2020, Joanna nearly doubled her publications and content for the web in all forms, utilizing the lockdown to provide for families and young adults who were struggling mentally. To date, Joanna has written 153 articles covering a multitude of topics related to the struggles of current college-aged young people. There are 69 blog posts on her website, she has been the guest on 14 podcasts, and has recorded 7 webinars that can all be found on the Lilley Consulting Website. On top of the growing numbers of releases of her podcast, ‘Success is Subjective’ available on all podcast platforms. It is currently at Episode 52. “My goal is not to have every family hire me. In fact, I’d rather parents stumble upon some of my materials and find what they were looking for. Education alone can sometimes be the catalyst for change,” said Joanna.
As the only consultant in the United States who focuses exclusively on college-aged students, she realized as an administrator in high education, the needs of Generation Z were not being met. “Although my job in higher education was technically to ‘retain’ students, often having an existential conversation with a student about why they were in college if they were so unhappy, I realized I could be more creative as a consultant, to assist students who were struggling with substance abuse, homesickness, executive functioning, grief, trauma, perfectionism, or psychosis than in an administrative position.”Realizing that she wanted to be the professional waiting off-campus to immediately guide young adults and empower them to connect with the resources needed has started this desire to generate conversations and dialogues.
All of the content that is contained on the website is to assist families and young adults with finding what they need, assessing needs, and supporting their adjustment into young adulthood which has only become more confusing since the pandemic began one year ago.
About Lilley Consulting
Since 2016, Lilley Consulting has been helping families and young adults find treatment options during a time of transition or crisis. Joanna dedicates herself to working solely with emerging adults who unravel before going to college, when they land on a college campus, or right after college graduation. Young Adulthood can be messy, but it doesn’t have to be if you find the best treatment resources at the time that you need them.