Being a young adult is hard
Who can benefit from therapy for young adults?
“Adulthood is not an age but a stage of knowledge of self,” says John Fowles.
Overwhelming experiences, finding balance, and increased loneliness
Common reasons young adults begin therapy
Our therapists will tailor your treatment goals to your individual challenges. However, there are some common issues we see with our young adult clients that include:
- Feeling unsure about the direction of your life
- Difficulty with anxiety and stress management
- Low self-esteem and low confidence
- Dealing with procrastination and/or indecision
- Engaging in self-destructive behaviors, such as excessive drinking, excessive spending, or emotional eating
- Family conflict/divorce
- Confusion in relationships, sex, or sexual identity
- School and/or work-related problems
- Anger management
- Communication challenges
- Money management
- Work/personal life balance
- Untreated mental health issues
Therapy for young adults is meant for those between the ages of 16 and 25 years old. Those in adolescence, between 16 and 17, are also in a unique place in life. So, in our therapy practice, we serve adolescents and young adults. Our services are individually tailored because we don’t want to simply give you the tools to help you manage the responsibilities of this new chapter. Our young adult therapists want you to feel excited about everything and thrive!
What will we work on in therapy?
In therapy for young adults, we want to get to know YOU! Not the version of you that your parents want you to be or the society tells you to be. We want to learn about your feelings, thoughts, and things you are struggling with. Further, we want to know about the things that keep you up at night and the things that you want to achieve for yourself. Because we know that the most important relationship you can have in life is one with yourself.
At our Los Angeles therapy practice, one of our core treatment goals is to address your inner dialogue. This is the monologue that runs in your head all day long. It tells you what things you can or cannot do, and the places you do and don’t belong. We want to make sure that you get out of your own way by debunking any self-limiting beliefs you may have. Our therapists offer practical and thoughtful feedback that will help you look at things objectively. And, it will help you discover new perspectives and creative solutions.
Another key component of therapy is to reflect on your past experiences. In fact, the past provides information about the present. No matter what stage of life you are in, any unresolved issues from one’s past will impact their current life. The goal of therapy is to understand what you’ve been through. Then, find solutions for what you’re still going struggling with. When you get control of your thoughts and feelings, you will have clarity of how your past is shaping your present. You will start working towards a more authentic life.
Outcomes of therapy for young adults
Positive outcomes of therapy
Here are few other positive outcomes we will support you in gaining when attending therapy for adolescents and young adults.
- Being able to live your life to the fullest
- Transforming self-judgment into self-compassion
- Building a toolbox to help you cope with anxiety, stress, and worry
- Discover the strength and confidence to set healthy boundaries with others without guilt
- Find clarity on your passion and purpose in life
- Learn self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-trust
- Feel confident to manage life’s ups and downs
- Overcome self-doubt
It takes courage to ask for help and you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Our therapists are here to empower you so that you gain the insight and confidence to live your best life. With consistency and commitment, our clients notice improvements after a few sessions. Depending on your needs, therapy for young adults can be short-term or long-term support. However, our therapists are happy to meet you at the level of care you need. Further, we are ready to make appropriate therapeutic recommendations to best support you and your quality of life.
What to expect during therapy for young adults
The therapy process starts with a free 20-minute consultation. You will have the opportunity to elaborate on any experiences that you wish to address with our therapists. Then, you will learn more about our approach to therapy and our costs.
During the first 2-3 sessions, we will go through the intake process. During this, your therapist will gather all the necessary information to create a strong treatment plan for you. This comprehensive intake evaluation will help you and your therapist discuss the underlying factors that get in the way of reaching your fullest potential. Again, our services are always individualized to meet your needs.
Therapy Sessions for Young Adults
Ongoing sessions are designed to deepen your relationship with yourself and others. The goal of therapy is not to remove all obstacles and guarantee no future mistakes. Instead, the goal is to give you the tools and insight to help you navigate what life throws your way. After therapy, you will have the peace and strength to go through life with more authentic, supportive, and safe relationships.
Our approach to therapy for young adults
Our therapists use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). All modalities are evidence-based treatments for anxiety and stress management. Further, each has unique qualities and focus while being complementary for an effective outcome.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
MBSR teaches mindfulness and body awareness techniques. These skills help you better regulate and manage your emotions. Mindfulness will teach you ways to pause, observe and be non-judgmental of your inner experiences. By bringing awareness to the present moment, you can learn ways to be more accepting and grateful.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT successfully combines the principles of CBT and mindfulness in the approach. It works to teach you better ways to regulate your emotions and set healthy boundaries. Further, it encourages you to have strong communication skills and tolerate stressful situations. This approach will introduce you to how opposite things can coexist, such as acceptance and change. DBT helps you to learn to accept things the way they are. And, at the same time, you can work towards changing the aspect of yourself that is not helping you.
Payment and Cost
How do I schedule my first session?
Begin therapy for young adults in Los Angeles, CA
Right now, the challenges of being a young adult may be holding you back from living wholeheartedly. But with the help of our therapist, you can develop clarity on the direction of your life. And with support, you’ll build more peaceful and joyous relationships.
You have so much to achieve. And whether you know it or not, you are capable and worthy of pursuing your goals and dreams so that you can create the life you want. The confidence lies within you to change. You can learn the skills you need to feel more resilient and develop authentic relationships with yourself and others
Contact us to start treatment for young adults in-person or online at our Los Angeles, CA-based therapy practice. After you reach out, one of our staff members will get back to you no later than 24 hours to schedule a free phone consultation.
Other Services at Embracing You Therapy
When you meet one of the therapists at our Woodland Hills, CA therapy practice, you will gain so much. Whether you are looking for anxiety treatment, substance abuse counseling, or treatment for OCD symptoms, our therapists are here for you. Additionally, we can support you and your partner through couples counseling or help with any codependency challenges you may face. We can meet with you for online therapy throughout the state of California or in person. Contact us to get started today!