Adulting is hard and at times very unenjoyable. Perhaps, you used to dream about what life would be like when you grew up. You assumed that adulthood would provide you with the opportunity to do as you please. All without having to ask for permission. Then, you arrived at this magical life transition. But, you realized adulthood isn’t that great after all.
Adapting to Change Can Be Difficult
Maybe it happened when you got your first job or car, turned 18, or went off to college. You realized adulthood isn’t that great after all. Now you have to deal with the stress of many responsibilities. You must manage your home, finances, and perhaps, doing your own laundry for the first time. So, you feel very let down and stressed. We get it. The therapists at Theropology have been where you are. We’ve dealt with similar life transitions ourselves. So, we know how challenging it can be to learn how to become an adult.
Being a successful adult does not come with an instruction manual or an informed tour guide. Often, after you reach this life transition, folks expect you to know how to navigate your new status on your own. But, you’re not always sure what to do. Maybe, you’ve considered asking an older friend, sibling, or relative for guidance. But, you don’t want them to know you’re struggling. So, you try and navigate things on your own and are very stressed out.
You want support and a helping hand while you figure out this whole adulting thing. So, let us help with transitions counseling in West Bloomfield, MI.
Common Struggles and Life Transitions Young Adults Experience
Teens and young adults experience so many major life transitions. The path to independence can be super exciting. Yet, it can hold many challenges and frighteningly new experiences.
Common examples of challenges individuals face during this time include:
- Getting your first job
- Stress about taking the ACT or SAT
- Anxiety about applying for college and making a decision on where to go
- Graduating high school
- Starting college and moving away from home
- Navigating independence
- Relationship challenges
- Choosing a major
- Graduating from college and choosing a career path
- Getting your first post-college job
- Financial and budgeting challenges
Young Adult Counseling Can Support You Through Life’s Anxiety
Perhaps, you’re one of those people who has had your life planned out from a very young age. You knew what you wanted and how you were going to get it. But, then life threw you some curve-balls and you have to re-adjust your expectations. Or, maybe you don’t know what you want at all, and this is causing issues in your personal or academic worlds. Regardless of where you are on the journey to adulthood, it’s likely you feel apprehension about what’s next.
Many young adults report a significant increase in anxiety symptoms, depression symptoms, and even suicidal thoughts, during major life transitions.
Adapting to Life’s Bumps in the Road
The transition from high school into college, or college into the “real world” can be scary. But, here’s the secret, adulthood isn’t without some bumps in the road. Even the most successful adult don’t have all the answers on how to handle them. But, we do know what can help navigate life transitions and challenges are having a support system in place to be there for you when you need them. That’s where we come in. At Therapyology we see many older teens/young adults who do not feel quite “ready” to conquer life outside of their family they grew up in. We help those who are struggling to feel confident with their ability to navigate adult responsibilities.
At Therapyology, our motto is “Empowering the Next Generation.” GenZ is the future. Your generation is changing the way our society views mental health. You’re breaking down barriers and stigma of what mental health and mental health care look like. Now, celebrities talk about their mental health issues. And, going to young adult therapy to help shed light on the importance of caring for your mental health. Even if you’re not ready to announce to everyone that you’re going to young adult therapy, that’s okay. We still want to help you and will respect your views and comfort level.
Our therapists work hard to gain your trust and build a supportive relationship with you. At Therapyology, we know that adulting is hard! You’re expected to live on your own, make your own decisions, friends, food, manage your time, and much more. That’s a lot for anyone to handle.
Our Approach to Young Adult Counseling
in West Bloomfield, MI and San Francisco, CA
We understand because we’ve been there and done that. So, our goal in therapy is to help you develop greater self-awareness. What does that mean? It means that we will help you define who you are as a person so you can live as your authentic self. This will help you feel more confident in your ability to make tough decisions. And, navigate challenging life experiences.
To do this we use an approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Together we explore your goals, dreams, and will work to build self-confidence. Thus, raising awareness of your strengths and weaknesses. The goal of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is to increase psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means you can engage in the present moment, even when it’s hard, and adapt to circumstantial changes easier. This may mean learning new or creative ways to approach issues to achieve your desired result. Our therapy team helps young adults “figure themselves out” so they can lead a more value-driven life.
After working with us we hope you will be empowered to live according to your values. We want you to feel confident that you can use the tools you’ve learned in young adult therapy to cope with distress and sadness. Or, make decisions that would have scared you in the past. Overall, we want you to feel better and happier in your own skin.
Begin Young Adult Counseling
in West Bloomfield, MI & San Francisco, CA
Our West Bloomfield therapy practice has caring therapists who can support you through major life transitions. Together, we can help you navigate this whole adulting thing. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
Other Services Offered at Therapyology
Transitions counseling in West Bloomfield, MI isn’t the only service we offer in our West Bloomfield therapy practice. Other mental health services Therapyology provides include camp in California, grief counseling, therapy for children, therapy for teens, and therapy for children of divorce. We also offer parent coaching, groups and workshops, and Camp Therapyology.
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