Young adult therapy in Colorado Springs
What am I supposed to do next?
Transitioning to adulthood overnight is a lot to handle. Not that long ago, someone else was making sure you had food to eat and a place to live—and now you’re expected to be independent and carry all this responsibility yourself.
You've done your best to cope, but there's so much to figure out.
How are you going to support yourself financially? Are you going to college? What is it like to have a full-time job, how do you know which is the right one—and how do you even get it?
All these unknowns feel intimidating, and you may not know what to do. But you’re not alone.
We can help you find your way through all the questions to a life you’re confident in and excited about.
You don't have to feel like you’re faking how to be an adult. Counseling will help you discover the kind of person you want to be, where you’re going, and how you're going to get there.
Through therapy, you will learn how to:
develop clarity about where you want to go in life
create clear action steps so that you're confident about your future
learn how to be a source of stability for your friends and family
develop resiliency for life's ups and downs
move into the life you've always dreamed of
You will benefit most from therapy for transitioning into adulthood if:
you’ve graduated high school and are under twenty-five years old
you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed about your future
you're frustrated or depressed because you don't see how your life can move forward
you aren't dealing with a substance addiction
you want your life to change
Is therapy worth it for me?
If you are reading this, chances are that you are going through a tough time, or at least feeling like you could use some support and guidance. I want you to know that you are not alone, and that there is help available to you. One of the most valuable resources that you have at your disposal is therapy.
I know that the idea of therapy can be intimidating or even scary for some people. Maybe you feel like you should be able to handle your problems on your own, or maybe you are worried about what others will think. These are completely understandable concerns, and I want you to know that it takes a lot of courage and strength to seek out help, and that you deserve to be supported and cared for.
Therapy is a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and work towards personal growth and well-being. It is a place where you can be heard, understood, and accepted, without judgment or criticism. Your therapist is there to provide you with a compassionate and non-judgmental ear, and to offer you guidance and support as you navigate your challenges and transitions.
One of the primary benefits of therapy is that it provides you with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. It can be a time to explore your values, goals, and aspirations, and to figure out what is most important to you. Therapy can also help you to develop healthy coping skills and strategies for managing stress and other challenges. Whether you are struggling with specific issues such as anxiety or depression, or simply looking for ways to improve your overall well-being, therapy can provide you with the tools you need to move forward and make positive changes in your life.
Another benefit of therapy is that it can help you to build and strengthen relationships. Whether you are having difficulty with a romantic partner, a family member, or a friend, therapy can provide you with the skills you need to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts. It can also help you to build stronger and more fulfilling relationships in general, by teaching you how to express your feelings and needs in a healthy way, and how to listen and respond to others.
Therapy is also a place where you can work through past traumas or difficult experiences. If you are carrying around old pain or hurt, therapy can provide you with the space and support you need to heal and move forward. It can be a difficult and emotional process, but it can also be incredibly liberating and empowering.
I want you to know that you deserve to be happy and fulfilled, and that you have the power to create a positive and meaningful life for yourself. Therapy can be a valuable resource for you as you work towards this goal. It is an investment in yourself, and it can pay off in countless ways. You are not alone, and you don't have to struggle through your challenges on your own. There is help available to you, and I hope you will consider taking this important step towards healing and growth.
Okay, but what is young adult therapy?
Therapy for young adults is a form of mental health treatment that focuses on helping individuals aged 18-25 to explore and resolve emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues. It is a safe and supportive space where young adults can work with a trained therapist to address their challenges and achieve their personal goals.
Young adults in Colorado Springs face a unique set of challenges and transitions, including transitioning from high school to college or the workforce, moving out on their own for the first time, and establishing independence and identity. Therapy can be a valuable resource for young adults navigating these challenges and seeking to improve their overall well-being.
Therapy for young adults can take many forms, including individual therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy. Individual therapy is one-on-one sessions with a therapist, and is a common choice for young adults who are seeking to address specific issues or challenges. Group therapy involves meeting with a therapist and other young adults who are facing similar challenges, and can be helpful for those who feel more comfortable in a group setting. Couples therapy is designed to help young adults in romantic relationships to improve their communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their bond.
There are many different approaches to therapy for young adults, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common approach that focuses on helping individuals to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that are contributing to their challenges. Mindfulness-based therapy involves teaching young adults mindfulness practices, such as meditation and deep breathing, to help them manage stress and improve their overall well-being. Psychodynamic therapy is a deeper, more exploratory approach that focuses on helping young adults to understand their unconscious thoughts and behaviors, and to work through past traumas or conflicts.
Therapy for young adults, in Colorado Springs, can be beneficial for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and identity concerns. It can also be helpful for those who are simply seeking to improve their overall well-being and happiness. Therapy provides young adults with a safe and supportive space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to work towards personal growth and self-discovery.
One of the unique aspects of therapy for young adults is that it is their own therapy. This means that young adults have the opportunity to take an active role in their own healing and growth process. They have the opportunity to set their own goals for therapy, and to work towards achieving them with the support of a trained therapist. This can be a powerful and empowering experience, and can help young adults to develop a sense of agency and control over their own lives.
Therapy for young adults, in Colorado Springs, is a form of mental health treatment that helps individuals aged 18-25 to explore and resolve emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues. It is a safe and supportive space where young adults can work with a trained therapist to address their challenges and achieve their personal goals. Therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of issues, and can provide young adults with the tools they need to improve their overall well-being and happiness.
The counseling process:
Therapy will help you clarify what you’re wanting from life and adapt to your changing life and newfound responsibilities. Your therapist will help you with strategies to cope, lead you through practices that help you to adapt to what stresses you and help you transition more easily into adulthood.
Each therapy session is 50 minutes long. We recommend at least eight consecutive weeks of therapy to help you work towards your goals and work on your strategies for changing what you can in your life and adapting to what you can’t. It’s not done overnight, it’s a process! We have found that clients who do not commit to weekly sessions for eight weeks struggle to find satisfaction in meeting their goals and regaining control in their lives.
What to Expect
The first week is the intake session. The intake session is focused on helping demystify the counseling process for young adult therapy. Your counselor will go through your completed paperwork and make sure that you understand what you are consenting to in therapy. Your therapist will also gather more information about you, your social, biological, and psychological history; and anything else that may be impacting your situation. Your therapist will make sure that we clearly understand your goals for therapy and have a plan moving forward.
Week 2 and the following weeks:
Your therapist will choose treatment strategies that best fit you and help you regain stability in your life. Each session will be focused on the therapist working with you to make sure you feel you are improving. This may require you to practice strategies during your week, between sessions.
Intermountain Counseling is committed to creating a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for you so you feel empowered and equipped to overcome the obstacles in your life.
Termination is the agreed-upon ending of the therapeutic relationship once goals are achieved and takes 1 to 3 sessions, depending on your needs. Therapy should be a springboard into life; your therapist will work with you to determine that you feel your goals have been met and that you are satisfied with what you have worked on.