Are You A Young Adult Struggling To Navigate Life’s Uncertainties?
- Do you find yourself in a state of transition that is so overwhelming and stressful that you don’t know what to do?
- Are you having difficulty making critical decisions about choosing a college or living on your own because you are afraid to leave what is familiar and comfortable?
- Perhaps you worry that you’ll lose the connections you have and will have trouble forming equally meaningful relationships in your new life.
- Or maybe you are having a quarter-life crisis, and you just need some help figuring out who you are and what you need to be happy.
According to psychologist Meg Jay, author of The Defining Decade, 88 percent of life’s most defining moments occur by the age of 35.
Leaving home for college, finding a job, forming intimate relationships, and starting a family are but a few of the milestones and challenges that you may encounter.
More often than not, a great deal of stress and anxiety—even loneliness—is born out of the uncertainty created by these transitions.
With these changes, you are likely frightened and insecure, unsure of what to do and so afraid to make the wrong choice that you inevitably do nothing. But that’s where Eddins Counseling Group can help.
With our guidance and support, you can discover your place in this world and gain the self-awareness, confidence, and life skills necessary to overcome future challenges on your own.
Your Twenties Are A Critical Period Of Development
You may be surprised to hear that more happens developmentally in your twenties than at any other period in your adult life. We know that lifetime earning potential is largely decided by what you do and what you don’t do in your twenties.
Your personality will change more during this time than any other. And generally speaking, you’ll either get married or begin dating your future spouse by the time you are thirty—35 at the most.
Moreover, the prefrontal cortex—the part of the brain responsible for decision-making and planning—caps off its last major growth stage somewhere between the ages of 20 and 30. Up until then, it’s as if the brain is trying to put together a puzzle that’s missing a bunch of pieces.
Added to the mix are social media and the power it has to make people feel inadequate, which is just an illusion.
In the words of philosopher Charles de Montesquieu, “If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.”
Although uncertainty is one of the hardest things for people to overcome, human beings have a remarkable capacity for adapting to both prosperity and adversity. And with our help at the Eddins Counseling Group, we believe you can improve your mental well-being, realize your worth, and make well-informed decisions that can lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life.
Therapy For Young Adults Can Help You Find Direction And Reveal Your True Value
Pop singer Billie Eilish once stated, “I have never felt desired. My past boyfriends never made me feel desired. None of them. And it’s a big thing that I have never been physically desired by someone.”
That sense of loneliness and lack of worth is something that haunts many young people struggling to find direction and identify who they are. That’s why counseling for young adults can be so empowering.
Working with a therapist gives you a chance to clarify your values and establish goals. It teaches you to plan for your own well-being and shows you how to be kind to both your future and present self.
And therapy creates a deeper self-awareness and offers practical skills for overcoming problems, building relationships, and discovering your true value.
What to Expect When Starting Therapy
To get started, we’ll have our client care coordinator match you with a therapist who specializes in issues unique to young adults. When you meet with your counselor, you will have an opportunity to discuss your background, symptoms, and concerns as well as your goals so we can create a plan of action together.
Initially, we’ll meet with you weekly, and as you progress, we’ll adjust our schedule accordingly.
As therapists, we are not here to tell you what to do; rather, we are here to help you make objective and informed decisions that best suit YOUR needs and desires.
And because many concerns during the twenties are situational, we focus on teaching you how to regulate emotions, manage uncertainty, and overcome problems rather than labeling you with a diagnosis. (Though in some cases learning more about a particular diagnosis can be helpful in normalizing your experience and getting appropriate treatment).
We also want to help you interrupt any critical or catastrophic thinking patterns that are holding you back. To do that, we use a powerful intervention called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for young adults, which enables us to replace negative “what if” thoughts with positive “what is possible” ideas.
Common Topics Addressed in Ongoing Therapy Sessions
In our sessions, we’ll help you identify what happiness and success mean to you so you can set goals based on what you want—as opposed to what you see others doing.
Looking at your hopes and dreams, we can help you find direction and plan ahead, identifying concrete steps you can take to build the future you want for yourself.
And we can offer objective and impartial insight that will empower you to make intentional choices that put you in charge of your life.
We’ll also show you new ways of dealing with stress, tolerating adversity, and cultivating resilience that can safeguard your mental well-being, especially during tough times. Ultimately, we want to equip you with the tools to enter the world and prepare you for experiences that are going to help you change for the better.
Therapy Helps Young Adults Cope with Uncertainty and Transition
The twenties are a pivotal period in any person’s life. Work is new. Love is new. Life’s challenges are new. And it’s likely the only time in your life when you don’t know where you are going to be living or working in the next five years—a reality that can be extremely daunting.
Fortunately, our young adult counselors at Eddins Counseling Group can help you navigate uncertainty and overcome the self-doubt and fear holding you back.
In the process, you’ll be building your own identity, getting a clearer direction ahead, and finding your place in this world.
Perhaps you are considering young adult therapy but you still have some concerns…
I just need someone to tell me what to do.
At its heart, young adult therapy is really about clarifying what matters to you and equipping you with the skills needed to make intentional decisions that mirror your values, dreams, and goals.
You are not something that needs fixing. If anything, you likely just need a little guidance and support navigating a time of great uncertainty. With our help, you can find the answers within that will empower you to confidently make objective and informed decisions on your own.
I’m just starting out and I worry about the cost of young adult therapy.
Counseling for young adults is an investment in your long-term well-being that can pay off years down the road. Even a little therapy can go a long way.
Learning coping strategies, building relationship skills, and changing negative thought patterns are powerful ways of ensuring that you are living your life on your own terms.
And rather than spending years looking for something that makes you happy, you can discover what really matters to you and begin taking concrete steps in that direction.
I don’t know if I can make it into the office in person.
If transportation issues, health concerns, or time constraints prevent you from attending in-person therapy sessions, our online counseling service is the perfect solution. It’s 100 percent HIPAA-compliant and completely confidential. And because you can meet with us wherever you feel most comfortable, you may find the healing process more effective.
Let Us Help You Get Started Off On The Right Foot
If you are looking for direction in life, wondering what it is that truly makes you happy and fulfilled, therapy for young adults can help. Please call 832-559-2622 for a free consultation with our practice manager. We’ll set you up with a young adult therapist that speaks to your needs as you navigate this exciting stage of life.