The teenage and young adult years are filled with transition, future planning, decision-making and personal growth. This can be a very exciting and empowering time. When an adolescent begins to take on personal responsibility and develop a world view of their own while facing the challenges that come with growth, there are often feelings of confusion, lack of control, loneliness and fear.
Teenagers and college students are also exposed to unhealthy social media activity, transitioning of peer groups, possible experimentation of drugs or alcohol and peer pressure. Many struggle to find a healthy rhythm as they navigate their lives.
Due to the complexity of this developmental stage many teens and young adults can experience:
- Substance use/addiction
- Academic and job performance stress
- Relationship turmoil
- Behavioral issues
- Family of origin challenges
- Feelings of insecure dependence and failure to launch
“In therapy, an adolescent or young adult will receive a caring, non-judgemental space to talk openly about their thoughts, emotions and current challenges.”
In therapy, an adolescent or young adult will receive a caring, non-judgemental space to talk openly about their thoughts, emotions and current challenges. It is an opportunity for self-exploration, betterment and unconditional support. Talking and sharing one’s inner thoughts in a safe environment with a trained therapist is a truly helpful and transformative way for teens to feel more at peace in their life and to intentionally create the future they desire.
The benefits of therapy include:
- Developing new and effective coping skills
- Discovering effective ways to navigate interpersonal relationship challenges
- Acquiring healthy communication skills
- Learning stress management skills
- Receiving non-biased support outside of family and community.
Our therapists are here to be a supportive and help you navigate the challenges of the transition to adulthood. Give us a call and let’s get started today!