Young adult therapy can provide the skills and techniques you need to overcome struggles and guide you towards who you want to be today and every day after...
Are you a young adult struggling to express yourself in a healthy and productive manner? Do you experience difficulties in your relationships with others? Are you struggling with self-esteem issues due to a specific event; or sequence of events? Are your struggles with self-esteem causing you to isolate yourself from others, experience difficult mood swings, feel hopeless, or be hypercritical of yourself or others? Do you struggle to understand and express your emotional process in a way that appears healthy and productive? Have you lost interest in activities that you once enjoyed? Have you noticed side effects of these struggles; such as muscle tension, headaches, poor sleeping patterns, stomach aches, decreased/increased appetite, inattentiveness, and risky/careless behaviors/choices. This is important because young adult behaviors are refined versions of childhood, adolescent and teen behaviors that were repeated and later engrained; a process that continues and evolves into the adult behaviors we have later on. The more a pattern repeats itself, the more momentum it gains and the harder it becomes to break and even recognize as we get more accustomed and diverse with our use of the pattern.
The young adult years are arguably the most developmental and influential years of one’s life.
Not to say this can’t/doesn’t happen earlier or later in life as well, but it’s that middle stage… the in-between… You have enough experience and understanding to have outgrown the title of “teenager” and sometimes “kid”, but not enough to experience the trust and autonomy you get with the title of “adult”. It’s as if we know just enough to know all the things we don’t, so we know where to pretend for others; as well as ourselves… I remember that all too well, and it seemed to endlessly rotate between exciting and stressful; with “stressful” getting the lion’s share of my time. This is a lot, and it’s before including the specific hardships and life events that set our beliefs and choices in motion. So, if you are struggling, it’s important to remember that it’s a natural part of development and you’re not alone.
Young Adult Therapist in San Diego, CA
If you are ready to overcome obstacles that leave you feeling frustrated and stuck, and want to learn more about my therapy services, please use the form above or call (858) 634-0502 for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
ADHD, Teen & Couples Therapy
5330 Carroll Canyon Rd Suite 120,
San Diego, CA 92121