Psychotherapy for Young Adults in Limbo, Their Parents, and Families
Our Model of Collaboration is a Powerful Method and Addresses Core Issues Implicit to this Developmental Impasse
This model provides all family members with the structure necessary to internalize and implement the skills they will learn in their work with us.
The young adult, their parents, and family grow emotionally. They work towards reaching their full potential, both as individuals and as a family unit.
There is a growing population of older adolescents and young adults who struggle with developing and/or maintaining age-appropriate independence.
My colleague Alison Howard, PsyD., M.Ed. and I have developed a model for working with this population of older adolescents and young adults. We refer to this developmental impasse as "being in limbo" -- unable to successfully progress into adult developmental stages.
Examples of possible situations:
These individuals can have difficulties with fundamental life skills, such as:
Our work with parents and the young adult focuses on developmental tasks and overall functioning: