It can be frightening to take the next step in your life, to move beyond the known into the unknown. The transition into adulthood often means separating from parents and working to define your own identity in your work, your social life, and your sexual and relationship experiences. In this scary time, it can help to have the guidance of a therapist in finding your own authentic voice, to understand who you want to be in this next stage of your life.
Sometimes when we're struggling to define ourselves, we can fall into maladaptive coping mechanisms. You may be questioning your dependence on unhealthy relationships with people or things, using sex, drugs, alcohol, or relationships to soothe your sense of confusion and being lost and unsure. These activities may be distracting you from what you're really trying to accomplish in this next phase of life. Or your inner critic may be standing in the way of your getting launched into the world. We can work together to identify the barriers keeping you from moving forward. We can get to know your inner critic's voice and find ways to talk back to it.
Being a young adult can be a time to become clearer on your strengths and passions and to connect with your creativity and life force. In a safe, welcoming, exploratory space with a therapist, you can become more aligned with a full sense of yourself.