Young Adults and Counseling

This phase of life is often emotionally complex. It is filled with feelings of excitement and optimism that come with the newfound independence of adulthood. It is also counterbalanced with feelings of confusion, loneliness, and fear due to the loss of certainty about what the future holds.

 

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On the outside everything seems fine…

You are known by your friends and family for being the one who…

  • “things come easily to”

  • is always so “put together”

  • everyone runs to when chaos starts

They would say that you are independent, kind, generous, and courageous


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but on the inside…

There is a part of you that feels inauthentic, unmanageable, and at times even unbearable.

Maybe you’re having a hard time during transitions or with juggling all the different hats you wear (child, sibling, partner, mom, dad, friend, coworker, artist, runner, blogger…) or maybe life just isn’t going “as planned” and you’re having a difficult time navigating the related emotions.

Your work is pulling you one way and your personal life in pulling you another, and you cannot stretch any further…


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you know something needs to change…

but…

You’d rather be having a good time with friends and family and are too busy to sit in therapy and talk about your innermost thoughts and feelings. 

Or maybe you are more interested in spending your money elsewhere…

You feel you can usually push through the pain to keep things on track…but this time it’s different…


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So what are you waiting for? start making changes now!

I am here to challenge the idea that counseling is for those who aren’t strong enough to take care of their problems on their own.

I know from my own path to wellness that it takes a great deal of emotional strength to seek help for problems that may be too overwhelming to manage by yourself.

I encourage you to continue challenging yourself and to give yourself permission to accept assistance from others when needed.