Young Adult Counseling
Specializing in Young Adult Counseling in Sugar Land, TX
Common Concerns of Parents for Their Young Adults
Are you concerned over the transition from High School to being a young and the emotional affect it seems to have had on your young adult?
Does this transition have your young adult's anxiety ramped up and does it seem to be impacting their confidence in school, work, and life in general?
As a parent, have you have been supporting your young adult in their emotional or behavioral challenges and thinking of them heading off to school, being independent, create anxiety for you?
Do you feel stuck between wanting to support your young adult in attending college, trade school, work but are concerned they may just not be quite ready yet?
The transition from High School to being a young adult involves a lot of mixed emotions for both the young adult and the parents.
Other young adults may find the transition brings a lot of stress and anxiety. This can evolve into depression, generalized anxiety or social anxiety or panic attacks.
As a parent, we know it's a critical time in their life and we want to help our young adults launch into the next chapter of their life. Yet some fail to launch and seem to lack direction and purpose in their lives.
There are answers. There is support. There is a way to help your young adult with these challenges and more.
Common Emotional Challenges Young Adult's Experience Today
Here we will discuss two of the more common emotional struggles our young adult therapists see in providing therapy for young adults.
Sometimes, it can be challenging to know when to gain additional support by seeing a therapist who specializes in young adult counseling.
We will provide the major symptoms for both of these emotional challenges. This can help you know if your young adult is having a typical, phase of life struggle, or if this is something deeper that may need outside support.
Depression in Young Adults
Emotional &/Or Behavioral Changes
Watch for changes in behavior, such as:
Tiredness and loss of energy
Insomnia or sleeping too much
Changes in appetite — decreased appetite and weight loss, or increased cravings for food and weight gain
Use of alcohol or drugs
Agitation or restlessness — for example, pacing, hand-wringing or an inability to sit still
Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
Frequent complaints of unexplained body aches and headaches, which may include frequent visits the doctor
Poor school or work performance or frequent absences from school or work
Less attention to personal hygiene or appearance
Angry outbursts, disruptive or risky behavior, or other acting-out behaviors
Self-harm — for example, cutting or burning
Making a suicide plan or a suicide attempt
Anxiety in Young Adults
Anxiety can lead to depression but is a different challenge all together. Anxiety involves the fear network in the brain. Anxiety is designed to protect us and keep us safe from danger.
But anxiety today can see anything and everything as danger. Whether through genetics or life experiences (or both), anxiety is an overactive threat detection system. As a result, young adult anxiety can freeze a young adult and interfere with their ability to go to college, get a job, or meet new friends.
Below are some of the symptoms of anxiety in young adults according to John Hopkins Medicine:
Signs of Anxiety in Young Adults
Excessive or seemingly irrational fears or worries
Wound-up, on edge, being easily fatigued
Difficulty concentrating, and/or mind going blank
Pain with no physical cause
Young Adult Counseling Can Help with Depression, Anxiety, & Other Challenges
Failure to launch,
Increasing confidence, self-esteem, or self-worth,
Many young adults who see a therapist, specializing in young adult therapy, achieve their goals and overcome these emotional challenges.
We also value the parent's involvement in supporting their young adult through the therapy process where appropriate. We have found having parents supporting their young adult results in higher success rates.
These other young adults have successfully navigated how to overcome these emotional obstacles. And so can your young adult!
The Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling Approach to Therapy for Young Adults
At Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling, we understand how important the relationship is between the young adult and their therapist. Because our therapists have experience in working with young adults, they are able to build rapport quickly.
We also approach young adult therapy from a non-judgmental point of view. It is important that the young adults we work with feel comfortable opening up and sharing their challenges.
We also found that involving the parents in providing updates, sharing the coping skills their young adult is learning, and providing support for them helps increase the chances of success for their young adult. As the young adult is not over the age of 18, we require a release of information signed by the young adult. More often than not, they support this approach and sign a release.
Trust is critical in a therapeutic relationship. While, if agreed upon by the young adult, we may provide updates and what skills are being learned in therapy with their parents, we will not violate confidentiality.
Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship. In therapy for young adults, it is a critical piece to their success.
There are limits to confidentiality including threat to harm self and/or others but short of these limits, what is said in therapy will remain in our therapy sessions.
Therapy Approaches for Young Adult Counseling: Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling
At Sugar Land Teen & Family counseling, our young adult therapists specialize in working with young adults. As such, they use those therapy approaches that are supported by research and shown to work in the least amount of time.
Some of these approaches include:
Begin Young Adult Counseling at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling in Sugar Land, TX
We work with many young adults who address these emotional challenges now so that they don't have to take them with into adulthood. Young adult counseling can help.
And many young adults have successful outcomes through young adult therapy. You don't have to live with these emotional challenges any longer. Our young adult counselors can help!
We also have our office in Katy. Katy Teen & Family Counseling in located in Katy, TX, where we also specialize in teen, young adult, couples, and family counseling. We are conveniently located off ofI-10 and the 99-feeder road in Katy, TX.
If you are ready to meet with one of our young adult counseling specialists, all you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
Contact Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling.
Talk with one of our caring therapists.
Start today to learn to overcome these challenges.
Other Services Offered at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling Sugar Land, TX
Peak performance (optimal academic brain performance)
Peak performance (optimal athletic brain performance)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Therapy for Anxiety
Therapy for Social Anxiety
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy) For:
Teen trauma treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) For: