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Essential Tools Learned in Therapy for Young Adults

  • Posted at Sep 8, 2023
  • Written by Rebecca
Essential Tools Learned in Therapy for Young Adults

Young adults who are struggling with mental health issues may come to a point where they are in need of help, which is typically when they will come to treatment to get help. Therapy is a tool provided through treatment that is an important factor in working through trauma and emotions and also providing young adults with the skills they need to further manage mental health issues. Throughout therapy sessions, young adults will gain the use of tools necessary to move forward in life with resilience and confidence. There are a number of benefits to gain from therapy for young adults. Understanding these benefits can help young adults who need help feel more comfortable taking the steps required to get help through therapy.

Some of the tools that young adults can gain from therapy include:

Being More Self-Aware

Many young adults who struggle with the impacts of mental health issues have issues with self-awareness. Self-awareness is the ability to look at one’s own emotions, behaviors, and self without judgment. This is important for people living with mental health issues as they need to be able to identify how they’re feeling and what emotions they should be processing and also identify potential triggers to avoid. During therapy, specifically behavioral therapies, individuals can work to identify how to register their own thought patterns, feelings, and behaviors in order to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness.

Developing Self-Compassion

It may be challenging for individuals who are living with mental health issues to have compassion for themselves. They may struggle with feelings like shame and guilt as a result of their mental health issue’s impact on others or their own lives. During therapy, individuals can work to understand that self-compassion is important and also develop self-care strategies that can improve self-compassion. Having compassion for oneself is important as it is proven to help reduce stress and depressive symptoms for individuals living with these issues.

Better Regulating Emotions

One of the hardest things for people with untreated mental health disorders to do is manage their emotions. Learning how to manage emotions is a crucial part of mental healing as when emotions go out of control, crisis occurs. During therapy, individuals can learn skills like how to identify and address emotional triggers, thought patterns that lead to unmanageable emotions, and the behaviors that come after emotions aren’t regulated. They can also be provided with education and skillsets about how to manage emotions in order to better regulate them throughout their daily lives.

Therapy for Young Adults at Yellowbrick

Therapy for young adults provides a number of benefits for individuals who are struggling to deal with the effects of mental health issues. Yellowbrick offers specific care to young adults living with unaddressed mental health issue and their families. This includes a wide variety of therapy services to help young adults develop the skills they need to reduce the impact of mental health issues in their lives. And, live out healthier lives of mental well-being.

Find out more about our outpatient mental health treatment for young adults services, our residency program, and more about us and our values from our website.

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