Therapy for Young Adults
You are in the middle of figuring out who you are in the world. But something is getting in your way. I help you work through your feelings, process past hurts, change problematic behaviors, and feel more connected. The transition into adulthood can be overwhelming. Financial pressures and changing expectations can create anxiety and feelings of being trapped. Issues of identity and how to create a meaningful life may cause conflict.
Therapy made for you
My approach is catered to your needs. While the situation that brings you to therapy is always a focus, I also acknowledge that the past informs the present. We may take on that past directly or keep it in mind as a minor theme. Insight combined with action are often the keys to change.
While I work with young adults on a variety of issues . . .
I find that I resonate most with adults who are struggling with family of origin issues, discrimination, and experiences of trauma and loss. These issues and experiences often lead to depression, anxiety, and worries about not being good enough or able to make healthy decisions. I am able to be present when you are hopeless, can help you see the good within, and support you as you change what your past means to you and create a path of your own choosing.
How therapy works
My approach to therapy is relational, attachment-based, and rooted in making sense out of what may be operating under the surface. After an initial free phone consultation to see if I am the right fit, our sessions will focus on how your present life may be affected by your early life experiences and relationships. I will also keep in mind family and unconscious patterns that may be at work. In addition, I take a social justice stance and always consider the effects of your identities, social forces, and differences between us and how these factors affect you and our therapeutic relationship.