Leaving The Nest

Surviving and Thriving in College A to Z


High school seniors who are starting college soon and/or parents of future college students. Students/parents are encouraged to attend together. The seminar will be facilitated by Sarah Souder Johnson, MEd, LPCC. Sarah is a psychotherapist, school counselor, and teacher with experience in clinical and higher education settings.



Leaving the Nest: Surviving and Thriving in College A to Z is a 90-minute seminar designed to help answer questions and relieve anxiety related to the adjustment out of the family home and into college life. Participants will walk away feeling more prepared and confident about this big life transition.


Leaving the Nest will be take place on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. A second date may be added based on registration numbers as this seminar is limited to 6 families.


Sentier Psychotherapy
670 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116

Located in the Highland Park neighborhood above Highgrove Dental, next to CorePower Yoga, and across the street from Cecil’s Deli.


The transition to college is personally and academically challenging. It brings about change for the entire family when one person leaves the nest. Helping students and parents understand what to expect can help alleviate anxiety about all of the transitions happening at once.


$85 per family. Cost includes content of the seminar, a copy of Surviving and Thriving in College A to Z, additional resources, and light refreshments. Payment is due in full 72 hours prior to the seminar date and may be made via PayPal (below), Venmo, check, or cash. Please inquire about your payment method and a sliding fee as needed.

To register

Please email Ellie, our Client Coordinator, at [email protected] to express interest in the Leaving the Nest. Please provide your name, high school senior’s name, and the number of people from their family who plan to attend. Ellie will then provide information on how to pay and register for the seminar.

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Name of Class/Registrant/Date

Please email Sarah if you would like to pay by check or cash: [email protected]

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