Counseling for Young Adults
Young adults with mental health issues and therapy
(this page is not only for young adults searching for help but for parents of
young adults looking to help with their young adult)
Are you having a hard time balancing school, your social life and your family?
Are you a recent high school or college grad and having a hard time figuring out what is next?
Are you having a hard time with adulting?
Has society's pressure become too overwhelming?
Has your worriedness for the future turned into anxiety?
Have you retracted from all social activities?
Did you develop coping skills for life as a kid?
Has your moderate and social alcohol/substance use turned into something more severe?
Have you become unmotivated for the future?
Are you still living at home and need to set boundaries with your parents?
Are you having a hard time connecting with friends and family?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to get help for your issues and challenges. You might be a parent of a young adult who you have answered yes to these questions for them, it might be time to help them get the help they need and deserve. Help can come in all forms including therapy. Judy offers a non-judgmental approach and online telehealth sessions which most young adults love because they are so tech savvy.
Does turning 18 make you an adult?
Our society has told us that turning 18 is considered an adult with full rights and responsibilities. Not sure how the world came to that conclusion since most 18 year old's are still in high school with very little full responsibility. Overnight, children are expected to become adults, with potentially very little guidance. Have you been a victim of becoming an adult with little guidance?
Mental health and young adults (18-25)
According to the Journal of Adolescent Health in 2021, 48% of young adults struggled with mental health in 2021. There are many factors contributing to this number including Covid-19. About 1/3 of young adults did not get the care that they needed and deserved. The stigma of mental health has significantly been decreased especially in young adults but there is still room to grow. Experiencing symptoms such as loneliness, isolation, not feeling accepted, physically distancing yourself from others can lead to long term mental health issues. Getting help immediately can prevent long term issues.
How has social media influenced you?
Have you found yourself scrolling on your phone all night long? Have you vented to your friends about not being included in something you saw on social media? How is your sleep pattern?
Many studies have been done in the last 10 years that show that depression and anxiety symptoms have increased for adolescents and young adults due to social media and technology. There has to be a balance between daily life and social media. If you feel you are too consumed with social media and technology therapy might be the right fit for you.
Substance usage in young adults
Substance use in young adults starts primarily because of curiosity. They typically continue because they become a part of their routine and a coping skill for challenging situations. You had your first drink at a party because you wanted to see how it tasted, then it turned into weekly parties were you were having 3-4 drinks and then you had 5-6 drinks after a bad grade or a break up. Reasons that you would use turned from fun to using as a negative coping skill. If this is something you are experiencing or know someone who is experiencing this please start the process of getting help. Being a young adult is amazing because you have the time to start over and over again without severe consequences compared to when you are much older. You can also stop and prevent from things progressing into something more severe and long term mental health and substance use issues.
Is therapy expensive?
Therapy is an investment on yourself. If you have health insurance most plans cover mental health services. Check my Rates page to see if I take your insurance or if self pay is an option for you. Most plans also cover children up to age 26.
Take the Next Step
If you or someone you know is experiencing any type warning signs for mental health please reach out. Judy is a behavioral heath expert and offers online therapy in the State of Florida.