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Therapy for Young Adults

I work with mature teens and young adults on issues including:

  • Identity development

  • Friendships

  • College admissions

  • School stress

  • Sexuality

  • Family conflict / individuation 

  • Self esteem

Young adulthood (around the ages of 17-35) is one of the most difficult and confusing times in our lives. Developmentally, this is a time to figure out what kind of person we want to be, while gaining independence from our families of origin. This process can be exciting, confusing, and painful all at the same time.

 

This time is one of the most important tasks we will undertake as individuals, and can be marked with significant stress. We are navigating the demands of work and school; family expectations; social obligations; and so much more, all while trying to make sense of who we want to be. We often have to try different identities on for size before we land on one that fits. We are figuring out what we want to do with our lives, what kind of friends we want to surround ourselves with, and what career path we want to pursue.

Therapy can make this difficult process more seamless. I specialize in helping insight-oriented young adults identify their core values; navigate changing relationships with family and friends; listen to their own needs and set boundaries when necessary; and build confidence in themselves. 

Clients describe me as supportive, nonjudgmental, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous: I believe that therapy should be enjoyable and fun as well as productive and meaningful. My goal is to build a trusting and collaborative relationship with clients to help them understand the root of your problems, see yourself more clearly, and achieve your goals. I will gently challenge you to let go of old patterns that no longer serve you. I will help you to navigate the demands of adulthood in a way that reflects your core values. I will serve as a sounding board for your innermost thoughts and feelings, and give you thoughtful feedback about how you may approach your troubles in new, more productive ways. 

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