Therapy for Young Adults

Increasing Need for Therapy with Kentucky’s Young Adults

In the late teens and early twenties, several major mental health issues can appear and worsening an already challenging period of life. Around this time, mental health problems such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, among others, may begin to present. Substance addiction, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety are all challenges that the young adults are susceptible to as they become increasingly independent. These issues that are often intensified by social pressure, periods of isolation and by perceptions that are created by social media. Kentucky, like most other states has seen a dramatic increase in the number of teens and young adults with mental health issues. It is important that these individuals receive support to assist in developing the tools needed to deal with daily stress.  The frontal cortex of a teen or young adults’ brain is in the final phases if development and is highly susceptible to strong swings in emotion during the ages of 13 to 26.

Having the support of a therapist can be beneficial for young adults as they transition from adolescence to adulthood and are dealing with new expectations, roles, and responsibilities. Mental Health is vital to overall wellness and should be pursued with the same level of intensity as physical health.  Good Mental Health Hygiene can greatly increase the level of happiness and the joy of living.

Therapy Methods for Young Adults

Therapy can help you live a happier life by reducing anxiety, identifying and changing underlying thinking and behavioral patterns that contribute to your problems, and teaching you techniques to reduce discomfort while establishing for the first time or restoring tranquility. Mindfulness can create joy in the moment even when there is a great deal of turmoil in life. 

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Our evidence-based, scientifically proven interventions are successful in addressing mental health difficulties that young people confront, such:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship challenges
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-identity
  • Acceptance

Learn more about our empirically based therapy modalities by visiting our Adult Psychological Services page or by viewing the services delivered by our clinicians.  Therapy services are available in office in Louisville and Lexington and via telehealth through out the state. 

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