Adolescence and young adulthood are challenging times for most people. These formative years can lay the groundwork and foundation for a person’s future.
Adolescents / Teenagers
Adolescents are typically brought to Counseling by parents or guardians who recognize that their kids need help beyond what parents and other adults can provide. In some cases, parents may not have the training to provide the care or skill education that kids need. In other cases, parents are capable, but teenagers may not be willing to listen to parents and can benefit from an outside adult focused on helping them.
Young Adults / Early Adulthood
Early adulthood is often filled with choices and figuring out what to do next. Sometimes these choices include going to college or joining the military. Sometimes they involve raising a family or deciding how to handle an unplanned pregnancy. There are career choices to consider. You’re friendships may change. Your relationships with family members may change. You may question your romantic partnerships or be searching for a new partner.
On top of all of the choices, there is often an underlying fear or frustration with the way the world works (or doesn’t) and concerns about how you’re future will be influenced by society, you’re local communites, or your loved ones.