Lost & Found
It’s far from easy, being in your late teens or early 20s. All eyes are on you, it would seem, as you feel like you’re expected to choose a career, form essential relationships and launch an “adult life”. You are leaving the original support of childhood, and your primary task is to gain life experience in order to know who you are and where you want to go.
Yet college students feel burdened with the expectation to choose majors, excel academically and socially, and then to seamlessly emerge into the world of work with confidence and clarity. It’s no wonder young adults feel so much internal confusion around identity and their best path forward. In order to know who we are, we first have to have permission not to know. Social media and the accompanying social comparison, intense competition around college acceptance and then the job market all create an atmosphere that fosters self-critical perfectionism as opposed to self-acceptance and discovery.
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost…”
And by the way, none of that accounts for the world-altering effects of life after 2020--home with parents again, lost experiences (lost social skills!), isolation, too much time on technology, etc. Our therapists are here to help you find your way, guiding you with evidenced based-treatments toward the adventure that is your life.
Twenty-Somethings is a pretty broad label. A newly-minted post-teen might find little in common with their twenty-something counterpart who happens to be pushing 30. Luckily, we have therapists that specialize in working with people like you no matter what your age. Visit our Therapists page to meet each of them, or our Modalities page to learn more about the various types of therapy we integrate into our work with clients.
These are some of the problems our specialists can help you solve.
- Eating Disorders
- Body image/Body Acceptance
- Family of Origin Issues/Differentiation of Self
“You have to be somebody before you can share yourself.” -Jaron Lanier
- Sexuality and Relationships
- Mindfulness/Somatic Processing
“There is a greater awareness of and openness to the body in this age range, I have found. I enjoy jumping right into somatic language and exploration with these populations.” -1A Wellness Young Adult Specialist
- Sexual identity and Trauma
“This age range is typically more aware of sexual trauma than older clients and very open to gender/sexual identity exploration from a much younger age. I think in our 'Me Too'/Time's Up era, women in particular are wanting to gain confidence around sexual identity and to process trauma in a way that is much more rare for older populations. I have so appreciated being able to have candid conversations with adolescents and young adults about sexual preferences, identity, and relationship dynamics.” -1A Wellness Young Adult Specialist
- Social Isolation
- Spirituality and Religion
Interested in learning more? Below are some recent articles about this life phase.
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