Young adults, as they are typically called, may experience emotional distress due to a variety of reasons, such as academic pressures, difficulties with transitions for university, relationship difficulties, work and performance related pressures, loss and trauma, to name a few. Depending on the individual need, the therapist and patient together decide on matters such as short-term versus long-term psychotherapy and frequency of sessions.
Story Room provides psychotherapy to adults in the age range of 18 to 30 years. Research indicates that brain development carries on well into the 20s, with significant cultural differences in the ages for transition into adulthood.
The increasing complexities of life can overwhelm individuals, making this transitional period problematic in establishing one’s independence and self in the larger social world. Many factors go into the development of our personalities, such as the parenting we received, the stability of our environment growing up, school and peer experiences, which influence later success, both in our professional and personal lives. Psychotherapy at this stage, thus aims to be both preventive and responsive in its role in improving mental health, and empowering individuals to move towards a mentally healthy life.