Teens + Young Adults
The transition as a teen or young adult towards starting college can be overwhelming, stressful and misguided. The decision on which college to attend, if to move out, where to live and what to study are all many questions teens or young adults may be asking. This may have your teen or you asking if college is the best option for them.
Parents trying to understand this transition time period may cause more unintentional stress at home. Some parents may not empathize or feel as if their teen or young adult is not choosing the best option. More over, financial worries can also be causing stress among family members.
During college young adults may question what to study, where to live, how to make friends and what to do after college. This can be a difficult transition period for young adults who are already stressed with everyday worries. You may feel alone, worried and confused. All this stress can be masked with drinking, drug use or poor grades.
After college, the transition to your first job as a young adult may present some worries. You may be contemplating if to continue with school or where to attend graduate school. This can be stressful if you do not have the financial resources or do not know how to transition to the "real world." The lack of a safety net found in attending under graduate classes may be gone. This can again create stress and it may be masked with impulsive or poor life choices.
Coming to therapy can help you decide which path to take and ease the stress. Through therapy you can gain insight as to how you are coping with stress and how to gain new ways to control stress. You will learn to make vocational and life decisions towards your independence.