Who says #adulting is fun? No one prepares you for adulthood, not really. You may find yourself struggling with things that you didn’t even realize you needed to know. Classrooms failed to prepare you for adult life, making decisions, tolerating stress, regulating your emotions, and having self-compassion in those inevitable moments when things are just not going your way.
Decisions are yours alone and you may find yourself wondering just who you are in the world and who you want to be as an individual. Questions about your future feel impossible when you’re still trying to figure out what being you even means.
I have vast experience working with college students and young adults facing the challenges of adult life. I am here to tell you that this is normal and you are not alone.
Transitioning from one phase of life is both exciting and anxiety inducing. This is uncharted territory, after all, filled with hope and exploration, fear and disappointment. In therapy, I will meet you where you are at and together we will identify realistic and achievable goals.
This is an opportunity to find your strengths and discover who you are and what you want to do in life.
I believe that we are all capable of growth and change. We are all worthy of self-compassion and effort that it takes to learn new skills to make our lives rich and meaningful.
Jade Johansen, NCC, M.Ed.