Entering adulthood is often filled with many important life changes
What does it even mean to be an adult? Many of us look forward to the freedom of becoming an adult but the demands of what this means are often understated.
Teens and emerging adults (between the ages of 16 – 18) experience unique pressures. They need someone who gets them – who understands this pivotal period of development. Teens may be more selective in what they share and with whom. The signs of mental health difficulties are not always as obvious in teens.
Like teens, young adults (ages 19 – 25) often need help making meaning of their experiences. While being faced with similar emotional challenges as adults, they may not know how to make sense of what is happening to them.
Teens and young adults must navigate the difficult waters of discovering their personal identities, forming relationships, and learning how to handle competing demands.
Will you go to college? What will you study? Will you work instead? Where will you work? Where will you live?