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.
You can feel calm, whole, and content again.
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.