Benjamin Meyer, LCSW

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Young Adults

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Are there certain aspects of your career and current job that you love and enjoy, while other parts may seem specifically challenging and overwhelming? Does balancing the demands of work and a social life leave you feeling overwhelmed and ultimately with little time for either? Maybe many of your friends seem to have it much easier than you?  Do you wish you could feel more content in your professional and social life, find your true passion and excel at work while building friendships and having success in your dating life? If so, therapy can be an important tool for identifying what is holding you back and what you can do to reach your goals and aspirations.

Life in NYC Can Be Hectic and Stressful

It is not uncommon for young adulthood to be accompanied by multiple bumps and challenges, and at times, these experiences can also lead to feelings of failure and personal inadequacy, perhaps even causing you to lose sight of your own personal strengths. Many young adults undergo challenging times in their careers, when they may feel overwhelmed and confused. The stress of establishing your professional life is often compounded by the struggle to find and maintain a sense of community. Life in NYC is often overwhelming and stressful. Thankfully, a therapist can help you to begin to build meaningful social relationships as well as navigate the challenges of professional life.

Young Adult Counseling Can Help You Build Self-Confidence and Find Purpose

For many years, I have worked with young adults adapting to independent adult life in NYC, and I know how difficult it can be. If you have ever felt alone and overwhelmed by the expectations and demands of young adulthood, my practice is a safe and warm environment for you to explore these challenges and the resulting emotions. In addition, young adult counseling can help you build on your strengths to create strategies for accomplishing your professional and social goals. I can help you navigate through the process of deciding on the career you want while also helping you to create meaningful friendships and achieve success in dating. Together, we can uncover the blocks that have prevented you from living the life you want, and so that you can feel confident and empowered in your choices. We will build on your inherent strengths and self-knowledge to form meaningful friendships and find the community where you feel the most at home. While young adulthood in NYC may be challenging, you can develop the techniques and tools you need to create a satisfying future. 

You may believe that young adult counseling can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your life, but still have questions or concerns…

Why go to young adult counseling? What about a career or life coach?

While career coaches can be helpful, many people also face conflicting thoughts and emotions while deciding on a specific career path. As a therapist, I will work with you on identifying the emotional aspects of choosing  a career, friends, romantic partners, and the social communities you would like to be part of. I am dedicated to respecting and listening to your individual concerns.

What if I have challenges and struggles I would like to address, but they are not exclusively related to being a young adult?

I work with people experiencing a variety of different life circumstances and challenges. I have found that many young adults still appreciate a therapist who is sensitive to the specific dynamics of this life stage, and although your therapy may not primarily focus on being a young adult, you may come to value a therapist who nevertheless has an understanding of this particular period in your life.

Why should I come and see you? Aren’t their other therapists who work with young adults?

For the majority of my career, I have focused on the challenges faced by young adults. Also, I have received training and supervision while working with young adults regarding relationships, family dynamics, and adapting to an independent life in New York City. Lastly, having begun my professional life in NYC, I understand the many challenges and dynamics inherent in adapting to life in the city.

You don’t have to feel stuck or unable to move forward in your life. I invite you to contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.