You’ve made the grades, finished the applications, and have been accepted to your dream school! Now what? The rest of your life begins on the other side of receiving that high school diploma and now it’s time to get in formation! You didn’t just get here by chance. You’re a smart girl, well-loved, resourceful, and definitely on the road to success. I’m sure your first year of college will go fine without you even trying very hard, but has “fine” ever been enough for you? I didn’t think so. You’re exceptional and your first year should be as well! Let me help you make sure that you START STRONG.

I’m Dr. Joy, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia and I’ve spent the last 12 years working with incredible Black women college students just like you, so I know a thing or two about what kinds of challenges you’re in for and what success in college looks like. In Operation Start Strong, we will spend the next couple of weeks getting you ready for college life. Some of the topics that are generally helpful to discuss include: transitioning from home, friendships, dating in college, getting involved on campus, study skills, campus safety, career planning, mental and physical wellness, and assertiveness. I’m also happy to help you troubleshoot and figure out anything else you might be struggling with as you prepare for this next step!

When you book a Jump Start Session, you can expect to have an informative and entertaining conversation about some of the issues that will impact you most once you get to your new campus and some of the things you can do to maximize your chances for a successful first year! I’ll also help you get a game plan for your first year, complete with all the resources you might need and help you outline your goals for the first year, complete with concrete action steps.

After participating in a Jump Start Session, you can expect to: Feel more confident as you begin your first year of college and have a firm understanding of who to reach out to for help when you need it. You can book as many Jump Start Sessions as you’d like for the summer and if you feel like you still have some lingering questions or need some feedback once you get to your campus, you can always book another session to get the help you need. I promise I won’t leave you hanging! Each session lasts 60 minutes and costs $200. We’ll meet virtually on Skype so you don’t even have to worry about leaving your comfy room!

Does this sound like the kind of thing you need before the fall? Then book your first Jump Start Session and let’s MAKE IT HAPPEN!



Dr. Joy Harden Bradford