Emerging Adults

Let us help you create the best version of yourself possible. Our goal is to ensure your safety and comfort while building a trusting and collaborative alliance. Your voice will always play an active role in your treatment plan. In addition to integrating the most current research into our practice methods, we are committed to helping you reach your goals.

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Emerging adulthood is defined by the American Psychological Association as “a developmental stage that is neither adolescents nor young adulthood, but is theoretically and empirically distinct from them both, spanning the late teens through the twenties, with a focus on ages 18-25”. This phase of development, that has only been recognized in the past few decades, is sometimes called an “in between” stage since it falls between adolescence and the traditional responsibilities of adulthood such as marriage, a stable job, and parenthood.

Emerging adults share a specific set of characteristics, such as:

  • Residential instability: frequent moves associated with going to college and/or moving in with friends or a significant other
  • Unsure of personal identity: figuring who they are and what they want in terms of career, relationships, and education
  • Focusing on personal identity: deciding what they want out of life after parental influence and before the influence of marriage, children, or career
  • Feeling “in between”: the feeling of being responsible for oneself, but not yet at the level of a normative adult
  • Feeling optimistic: many people in this stage feel that they will live better than their parents in terms of a well-paid job that is meaningful and a positive, lasting relationship with a significant other

Our team at Transitions Counseling is dedicated to aiding emerging adults by offering a supportive, understanding environment for those looking to find themselves and their place in the world. Our practice uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and interventions that address the whole person. During your treatment, you may be encouraged to participate in one or more of the following:

  • DBT Skills Training
  • EMDR Sessions
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Groups & Workshops
  • Group Counseling
  • Meditation & Mindfulness Exercises
  • Nutritional Assessment & Coaching
  • Yoga Practice & Yoga Therapy

Do you find yourself feeling lost or overwhelmed? If so, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about how our services may be able to provide support for your emerging adult needs!

How We Can Help You

We tailor treatment to fit your unique needs. Our team offers the full continuum of outpatient therapy services for the whole family. This means you can work with the same team as your treatment needs change over time.

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