"Millennial" is now a fancy and generational adjective used to describe young adults who were born during the years of 1982 and 1995, so those who range in ages from 20-35 years young. If this is you, you may know that there are many difficulties with learning who you are, growth, change and transitions, and thinking of long-term goals. This age group often struggles with feeling like their actions are aligning with their values, getting their feet underneath them, having the courage to change careers, leaving the job they feel stuck in order to find a more fulfilling job, finding a real relationship when faced with the fear that there's always someone "better", and allowing themselves to take the risks personally, professionally or relationally.
For young professionals, anxiety and depression diagnoses are at an all-time high. Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition among twenty and thirty-somethings and often struggle with other diagnoses in addition to anxiety, such as ADHD, substance abuse disorders, or eating disorders. Struggling with any issues that are impacting the functioning in your daily life can be a great reason to start counseling. Counseling can help with any of the following and more:
Decreasing anxiety or depression
Working through past trauma
Difficulty in relationships
Struggling with learning effective ways to communicate
Sometimes we know exactly where we want to get but don’t have any idea as to how to get there. As young adults, we are experiencing exponential growth, learning who we are, figuring out what we like or don't like about careers, and sometimes just need a "recharge" to get our mindset and roadmap on track. Creating a vision, developing attainable goals, learning skills in communicating, identifying relationship barriers and goals, and facilitating thriving and healthy relationships both personally and professionally are all ways that a coach can help you get to where you want to be.
A coach can help you do the following:
create a plan to facilitate change in your personal or professional life
work together with you on identifying barriers to change and deciding where to start in the change process
assist you in finding your own solutions
build energy surrounding your goals
generate positive emotions that will create and maintain your energy