Young adulthood is a time of creativity and joy, with opportunities to begin making difficult and sometimes risky decisions. These decisions can have consequences that young adults may not have someone to talk to about them. It can be an unnerving time for parents who aren’t sure what their young adult is thinking or how he or she solves problems. It can be a difficult time for young adults who have been able to talk with their parents more effectively when they were younger children. You may be trying to assert your independence.
Negotiating peer relationships in college, vocational schools, the workplace, or in other groups can be especially hard. You might experience many feelings, such as depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, confusion, anger, or feelings of being overwhelmed and frustrated. There may be family problems impacting you. You may exhibit behavior problems as you try to sort out your feelings and choices without having the skills or a safe place to do so. School or job performance and relationships may suffer.
I provide individual sessions for you to help learn coping strategies and positive decision-making skills to use in school, the workplace, or within the family. I am particularly interested in the creativity and spontaneity young adults can bring to the problem-solving process.