Young adulthood is described as the ages from mid 20’s to mid 30’s.  It is a time of daunting challenges as you begin to live your life independently, develop your career, form longer term relationships and perhaps bring up children - a phase full of the complex tasks of developing identity and finding a place in society.

 

Many young adults feel held back by difficult experiences or relationships in the past as well as the present. In the current economic climate, many are finding it difficult to find work, even after studying at college or university. Having to live at home again may bring about difficult emotions. 

 

In therapy, a young adult can explore their identity, values and interests; who they are in the world and how they relate to others.

 

Issues that young adults frequently discuss in Psychotherapy include:

 

 

  • Anxiety and stress about the future, career choices, relationships

  • Strained relationships with parents

  • Relationships

  • Depression

  • Feelings of failure

  • Difficult situations at work

  • Painful childhood experiences

  • Trauma

  • Bereavement

  • Anger

Young Adults