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Young Adults, or “Millennials”, have a lot to think about right now.

Therapy for Young Adults and Millennials

Do you feel like you can’t keep up with all the challenges adulthood is throwing at you?

Does it seem like everyone around you is getting engaged or married, having babies, or traveling the world?

Are you struggling to find your place in life, particularly after a major shift such as a breakup, move, or job shift?

Millennials (born between about 1980-1998) and Generation Z (1998-present) are in a unique position in the world. You’ve lived through Y2K, 9/11, the rise of internet and cell phones, The Great Recession, 2012’s end of the world, and now COVID-19. You have every reason to be wary of change, and yet this phase in your life, your 20s-30s, is filled to the brim with it. Perhaps, you will graduate from college, enter a career, move into your own apartment, or in with a partner. You might get married, buy a home, have a child. And, all the while, you’re figuring out your own timeline. Then, Instagram is spotlighting everyone else’s for you to see and compare.

Common Reasons Young Adults Seek Counseling

While everyone experiences this time period a little differently, here are some common reasons people seek therapy in this stage of life:

  • Imposter Syndrome, or the feeling you don’t deserve your success
  • Feelings of anxiety related to life changes
  • Burnout from an influx of responsibility
  • Being unsure of one’s place in the world
  • Feelings of depression following a major life change
  • Comparison-based self-esteem issues

Counseling can help with your seamless transition into adulthood

It’s true that Millennials and Gen Z have lived through very challenging circumstances, but you also have a unique strength. You were born at a time when the world began moving faster than it ever has before. Because of that, your brains were literally wired to move faster than those born in different generations. You had to keep up with it all. This makes you an excellent candidate to reach your therapy goals— you’re extremely adaptable. Of course, that doesn’t mean change will be easy, but at the very least, easier to conceptualize.

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You can feel calm, whole, and content again.

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Mountainside Counseling Center’s Approach to Therapy for Young Adults in New Jersey

There are two overarching ideas that guide me in the therapy room. First, is the idea that each client is the expert on his or her own life, and ultimately in charge of writing their own life story. The therapist is simply a collaborator with a helpful skillset— a unique blend of empathy and science— that they get to use to their advantage. There are infinite possible ways we could write the stories of our lives, but as we gather experiences, we hone in on the stories we’re going to write. The story of a young adult in this day-and-age is likely to be riddled things like Imposter Syndrome, anxiety or depression, burnout, and comparison. I can help you expand your life story to include more of your innate capability, compassion, grit, and more.

The second is the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. For example, a pile of gears and wires isn’t just that, it’s a machine. A configuration of wood, nails, insulation, and brick isn’t just that, it’s a home. People are complex systems themselves, but by this logic, when we put two people together, they’re more than two people. They’re lovers. Three people make a family, and more begin to make communities and societies. People need other people, and our social contexts are a vital part of who we are and how we feel. For this reason, my approach to therapy includes a heavy emphasis on the client’s social context.

You can feel better and start living your best life, with therapy for millennials in New Jersey

Begin Therapy for Young Adults in New Jersey

You don’t have to live with these heavy feelings all throughout your twenties and thirties. Counseling can help you feel prepared and confident about moving into adulthood. Our Mountainside, NJ therapy practice is home to caring therapist Nicole Locorriere, an expert in young adult issues and change management. You can even get therapy in the convenience of your home, wherever you are in the state, with online therapy in New Jersey. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click here to schedule your first therapy appointment.
  2. Meet with an empathetic, professional therapist in New Jersey who gets it.
  3. Start feeling confident and prepared for adulthood.
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Other Therapy Services at Mountainside Counseling Center

Young adults are not the only population we serve at our Mountainside, NJ therapy practice. Other mental health services with Nicole include discernment counseling, premarital counseling, and counseling for teenagers. In addition, we are proud to serve the entire state with online counseling in New Jersey. We also provide a range of mindfulness-based therapy services for individuals and couples. One of our specialties is serving individuals recovering from addiction and the family members and loved ones who are supporting them. We also have a blog, regularly updated with relevant information for your life. We look forward to meeting you, soon.