Young adults are making a difficult and important transition from school to the adult world of work and family and it can come with many pressures and challenges. This transition focuses on independence and greater responsibility, with which many young adults are unprepared to deal. For many late adolescents, this transition period may become too much and their physical and mental health can suffer. So how can young adults find the right way to overcome difficult obstacles without derailing their goals and aspirations?

Finding Balance

The key to a happy life is in finding a balance. Unfortunately, many young adults struggle to balance social goals with their professional goals, favoring one at the expense of the other. Young adults are in the phase of life where they find themselves striving to find love, to achieve professional or career aspirations, and to meet society’s expectations of them (physically, socially, professionally, inter-personally).  That’s a full plate!

Many of the young people in our area have recently come out of the pressure cooker of one of the “W” schools of Montgomery County and are having a tough time shaking the hard-driving expectations they, and others, have put on themselves during high school. In some cases, they or others may still be putting excessive pressure on themselves.

Receiving Professional Support

Sometimes young adults need a little help overcoming the obstacles that life can throw their way. A mental health counselor at Kentlands Psychotherapy can help these burgeoning adults by offering them life skills coaching that help them develop coping techniques and other skills necessary to navigate this chapter of life. Counseling professionals are unbiased individuals that are trained and qualified to offer not only a boost of encouragement or a caring, non-judgmental compassionate ear (like a good friend), but also treatment plans to their patients. Career counseling may not be the only thing that a young adult needs to navigate this chapter of life. We can offer comprehensive services.

Don’t let anxieties and worries drag you down. Contact Nicole Beane, LCSW-C, a Kentlands Psychotherapy professional, at (240) 252-3349 ext. 806 to discuss getting help for your transitional challenges at work, within your social life, or at home. Learn more about how you can improve your life with help, you do not have to go through this time on your own.