Are you in your twenties or early thirties? Do you often feel overwhelmed or intimidated by ‘adulting’?
Maybe you recently completed college or advanced schooling, and now you’re entering the workforce for the first time or building a name for yourself in a different career path. Perhaps you feel completely lost when it comes to this topic.
Does it feel particularly challenging to make new friends as an adult? Not sure where to start?
You might have recently moved to a new state like Colorado. Or maybe your community of friends and loved ones are embarking on new journeys - like getting married, moving cities, having children - and you’re not there yet.
You might be feeling isolated and confused as a result of all this change surrounding you.
Some of you may feel shy to admit this, but maybe you’ve never really been to therapy before. That’s ok! This is the perfect time to prioritize your needs and build tools to carry you through all that is to come.
If you relate to any or all of these experiences, a therapy group like the Young Adults Connections Group is geared towards folks like you, and might be just what you need. Keep reading to discover some of the benefits from participating in this group.
Learn Skills to Cope with Stress and Anxiety
Since many of you may be newer (or brand new) to therapy, a key component of this group is learning various skills. Each week we will cover different concepts associated with stress, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, and self-esteem from the perspective of being a young adult in their twenties. It’s part mental health 101 and part group therapy.
This period of life can be incredibly stressful and anxiety-inducing. This group strives to alleviate some of that emotional toll through the combination of psycho-education (essentially mini-lessons on various mental health topics relevant to challenges you’re facing) and group therapy.
Understand Yourself on a Deeper Level
As you enter young adulthood, you are inevitably pushed to consider your identity and values in ways you have not previously done. It’s equally daunting and rewarding. And in a world where we are inundated with content telling us how to be our best selves or make the most of life, it’s easy to get lost and disconnected from what really matters.
A huge purpose of this group is to help you reconnect with yourself. We may explore questions like: How would you describe yourself? What are some of your values? How can you show yourself compassion? What triggers you? What do you need more of in your life right now? What do you need less of?
Connect with Others in the Same Life Stage As You
Like I mentioned earlier, making friendships as an adult can be hard! You’re likely not in college or a setting where you are forced together with other people the same age, demographics, or interests as you.
While you have deep and meaningful relationships, this season of life is full of change and unpredictability. In this group, you will have the chance to deeply and authentically connect with members who are navigating these challenges too. Together you will find community and support.
Gain Insight Into How You Relate to Others
As you gain greater self-awareness and connect with members, you will expand your understanding of how you show up in relationships. The group serves as an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which you both succeed and struggle in relationships. This knowledge will empower you to cultivate and tend to the relationships you crave, but have not felt confident to do on your own previously.
Embrace the Transitional and Temporary Aspects of Young Adulthood
While it feels like forever, this is a very short time in our lives. Things change quickly and time moves even faster. Realizing this finite quality to young adulthood can be really scary. Like I’ve said before, there’s a lot of pressure to make the most of this life stage and it can feel impossible to ever really achieve it all. This group will explore what that means and work towards accepting and tolerating the complexity of young adulthood.
So - are you ready to get curious about your mental health and connect with other young adults?
More About the Young Adults Connection Group
This will be an online group, meeting weekly for 10 weeks. We will cap the group at 6 members in order to give every member adequate time and space they need in the group. If you’re interested in learning more about this group, please fill out the contact form so we can connect!
How We Can Help
If you are looking for general support, or if you would like to talk to someone more about how we can help you, follow these simple steps:
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Other Therapy Services Available at Catalyss Counseling:
Here at Catalyss Counseling, we want to meet all of your counseling needs in the Denver area. Our supportive therapists provide depression counseling, therapy for caregiver stress, grief and loss therapy, stress management counseling, and more. We also have specialists in trauma and PTSD, women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum depression or anxiety, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.
Rachel Scott is a Master’s level student therapist at Regis University and an intern at Catalyss Counseling. She is passionate about working with young adults who are struggling with their sense of identity, low self-esteem, and big changes. Rachel is originally from Chicago and enjoys the sunshine and warmer temps Denver has to offer! Follow Catalyss Counseling on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.