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Category Archives: Age/Life Stage

Beyond Fight or Flight: Healing Intergenerational Wounds

When we carry old resentments and unfinished business from our family of origin, it often haunts us in our current…

7 Tips for When Your Young Adult Children Move Back Home

Are you the parent of a young adult who has recently moved back home? If so, you’re not alone. Turns…

5 Tips for Students Returning to College After Treatment

College can be a stressful time for most students, but for those who are returning to college after being in…

Common conflicts emerging adults face while on the job

Between the ages of 18-30, emerging adults usually launch their career paths. This may be a smooth process for those…

Tips for College Students with ADHD

It’s back-to-school time, as the fall semester has begun. College students are gearing up for the return of late-night cram…

Advice for young adults: Finding the right social supports throughout alcohol addiction recovery

Young adulthood can be a socially difficult time to recover from alcohol addiction. During a decade where the norm is…

Experiential therapies help young adults establish and adjust to daily routines

Goals of young adults in mental health therapy often include establishing healthy coping skills and adjusting to everyday life. Throughout…

Young adult brain and mental health: A scientific look at the mind-body connection

The brain is responsible for all aspects of social and emotional functioning. Brain health affects cognition, attention, memory, mood, motivation,…

Challenges & Advice for College Grads Seeking Mental Health Care

College graduates face unique challenges while seeking mental health care. Here is some advice for college grads and parents of…

Marijuana Use in Young Adults

All substances and behaviors that influence mood and cognition are potentially addictive. Throughout the world, the top three abused substances…

The Role of the Body in Self-Image Among Emerging Adults

How we feel about our bodies and our self-image directly impacts how we function in society. The formation of self-image…

Family Preparation for Transition to College

Preparing for the transition to college is a challenging period full of uncertainty, anxiety, and excitement for both emerging adults…

Psychiatric Treatment of Emerging Adults: Collaboration is the Key to Success

Young people caught in the psychological maelstrom that so often characterizes the years between 18 and 30 are undergoing the…

Young Adults, Autonomy, and Self-Care

Take a moment and think about all of the functional skills needed in order to be competent as an adult!…

Supporting a Troubled Young Adult Going Off to College

Planning for college can be stressful.  With so many school options to research, majors to consider, and tuition plans to…

Building a Sense of Self

When a person grows up in an invalidating environment, e.g., in a family where his or her feelings and needs…

How to Help Your Young Adult Find Psychiatric Resources in College

College students and stress go hand-in-hand. From late-night cram sessions and the anxiety of mastering mid-term exams to peer-pressured parties…

Advice for Your Emerging Adult Applying for Their First Job

After the ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ graduation anthem subsides, a summer of grand celebrations closes out, and years of  dedicated study…

Does My Child Need a Gap Year?

After high school graduation, what’s next for children? Perhaps a couple of weeks of summer fun followed by matriculation at…

How Do I Support My Child After Graduation?

It’s the day many families eagerly anticipate, college graduation.  All decked out with caps and gowns, graduates imagine the successes…

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    Bipolar Disorder

    A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.

    Major Depressive Disorder

    People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.

    Neuroatypical “Spectrum” Individuals and their Families

    These individuals often experience an extended period of anxiety and disruption as the young person ages out of the structured support settings available through the educational and social services systems.

    Thought Disorder

    A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.

    Personality Disorders

    Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.

    PTSD

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.

    ADHD

    A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.

    Eating Disorders

    Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.

    OCD

    A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.

    Adopted Individuals and Families

    We are committed to the developing specialized services for adopted emerging adults and their families.