Young Adults and Quarter Life Crisis Therapy in Aspen, Colorado

Therapy in Aspen and Colorado for Emerging Adults & Millennials.

Stressors Faced by Emerging Adults

Being a young adult in your mid 20’s to early 30’s in today’s world is not what it used to be – it’s harder! There is so much pressure to have it all “figured out” whether it be having a great career, meeting the perfect partner, achieving financial success, buying a home, or having a family.

Emerging adults today are being presented with unique generational challenges such as student debt, economic uncertainty and rising costs of living. In addition, their relationship with mainstream and social media has created compounding stressors as they struggle with their “reality” versus the carefully “curated” lives of their peers and celebrities, impacting their expectations, relationships and overall life satisfaction.

The most powerful times in our life can be the time between times,
or life’s transitions that give us the opportunity to choose.

— Bill Crawford

What is a Quarter Life Crisis?

In 2018 LinkedIn published research indicating that 75% of 25-to-33-year-olds have experienced a quarter-life crisis defined as “a period of insecurity and doubt that many people in their mid 20s and early 30s go through surrounding their career, relationships and finances.”

This time in an individual’s life can feel confusing, scary and lonely. Emerging adults can face paralyzing existential dread and fear in their efforts to progress to life outside of their home, family and school. The good news is that young adults are not alone and that this period of transition and confusion is a very common and, in fact, healthy part of development and growth.

Common Quarter-Life-Crisis & Young-Adult Concerns That We See in Our Practice:

  • Managing the intense pressure to succeed
  • Finding a career that you are passionate about
  • Coping with career and life transitions
  • Financial worry and stress
  • Chronic anxiety and depression
  • Substance Misuse
  • Emotional underachievement
  • Social media anxiety
  • Preoccupation with appearance and image
  • Navigating and building meaningful relationships
  • Feeling lost, confused and misunderstood

How can Holistic Mind-Body Therapy Help?

At Aspen Holistic Therapy, we take a holistic mind-body approach to your mental health and wellbeing. We believe that in order for real change and healing to occur, the mind, body, spirit and brain must all be attended to. Trauma resolution requires building new neural connections and working with the body in order to release old wounds and stimulate long-term healing.

Every person’s history and experience is unique, but a holistic trauma-focused approach tailored to your specific symptoms might entail some combination of the following evidence-based practices: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Body Awareness, Traditional Talk Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness based practices, Nature Therapy and Nutritional Psychology if appropriate.

Together, we can work on:

  • Validating your experience
  • Identifying everyday triggers that put you into a state of fight-or-flight and contribute to self-defeating patterns
  • Creating a sense of real and perceived safety
  • Growing positive attachment relationships
  • Working though internalized feelings of shame and confusion
  • Harnessing neuroplasticity to interrupt trauma-related thought patterns and experimenting with new ways to focus your attention in order to build new, more adaptive, neural circuits
  • Understanding how to release traumatic memories and emotions held in the body
  • Developing compassion for the vulnerable parts of yourself
  • Creating your own personalized “tool kit” of resources to calm the nervous system and deal with trauma-related symptoms
  • Practicing your version of self-care and boundaries
  • Learning how to take a pause from the internal chatter to feel more grounded and present
  • Examining aspects of your lifestyle and diet that may be exacerbating symptoms

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